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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, Bale Tensioning Control Unit, 1965 Image Reg. No: MM 97236

Photograph of a hydraulic bale tensioning control unit fitted to tractor.

This image is part of a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded as Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. In 1930 it merged with Massey Harris's Australian operations to become H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd. In 1955, this company was in turn absorbed into the Massey-Ferguson global entity becoming Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Limited.
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
A hydraulic bale tensioning control unit fitted to the fender of a Massy Ferguson 503 Tractor.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 135 mm (Height), 110 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, agricultural equipment, industry, tractors
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Agricultural & Horticultural Equipment
Tertiary Classification: harvester components
Inscriptions: 'More uniformly compact cut luncheons for cattle will be offered next baling season as a result of this hydraulic bale tensioning control unit located on the tractor fender at the right of the operator. The unit comprises a small hydraulic cylinder, hand pump, release valve and pressurre guage. The hydraulic line is connected to a ram mounted above the manual bale density control rails and springs on Massey Ferguson 503 and No.10 Balers. Instead of relying on an "average setting" in hay crops of varying maturity and weight (e.g. in hills and valleys) the farmer will be able to make fine "on the move" adjustments to maintain even bale density throughout. If the pressure drops in riper hay, a couple of pump on the handle will increse it. This easily detachable unit is in limited production in 1965; full production next year.'
Model Name/Number: MF503; No.10
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1965
Place & Date Depicted: Australia, 1965

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