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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, MF600C Crawler Tractor, circa 1985 Image Reg. No: MM 106774

Summary:
Photograph of MF600C Crawler 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.
Description:
Black and white photograph
Description Of Content:
A man (possibly Mr Frank Araldi), driving a MF600C Crawler Loader, clearing an industrial work site. In the background is an old factory warehouse.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 200 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: manufacturing, agricultural equipment, industry, crawler loaders
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection
Primary Classification: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Secondary Classification: Construction & Earthmoving Equipment
Tertiary Classification: crawler bulldozers
Inscriptions: In black type on back of photograph, 'Construction machinery buyers don't switch brands readily, but / long established Sydney owner-operator Mr.Frank Araldi thought / a change ws justified after only 20 minutes at the controls of / the MF600C crawler loader. / A sturdily built 144 hp workhorse, the MF600C has quickly become / a formidable contender in the medium-heavy market. / Pictured heare on a major excavation assignment, Mr.Araldi's 2-3/8 yard loader is well equipped for a variey of tasks.... / from routine stockpile loading to winning heavy material from a / quarry face.'
People Depicted: Mr. Frank Araldi
Model Name/Number: MF600C
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Massey-Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985
Place & Date Depicted: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1985

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