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Photograph - Massey Ferguson, MF220 Backhoe Loader, Melbourne, 1966 Image Reg. No: MM 118005

Photograph of MF220 Backhoem, used during the construction of sewerage system, Melbourne.

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 man operating a MF220 Backhoe Loader in bottom of large circular hole which is fitted with wall restraining woodwork. One man is hammering in a wooden retaining beam.

Extract from Sunshine Outlook, December 1966: "The MF3165 S industrial unit proved an economical 'laborer' for Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works. It loaded rock spoil into huge baskets for winching to the surface. Each time more rock had to be blasted free, a huge crane was used to haul up the MF rig. Final depth was 90ft."
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 165 mm (Height), 215 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: manufacturing, industry, industrial machinery, backhoe loaders, sewerage works
Themes this item is part of: H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Secondary Classification: Construction & Earthmoving Equipment
Tertiary Classification: backhoes
Inscriptions: Handwritten in pencil on back, 'HO/199/66 / 120# / 4 9/16" / MF 220 DIGGER'
Model Name/Number: MF220
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Massey-Ferguson (Australia) Limited, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1966

Of Image
Organisation Named: Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1966

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