impact of McKay farm machinery was felt worldwide. The company developed Australia's
early export markets to Argentina, Russia, Chile, Britain, South Africa, and New
Zealand. Massey Ferguson later expanded this export market to over 160 countries.
In 1904 McKay claimed that American manufacturers
were pirating his harvester and "dumping" cheap
imports onto the Australian market. He was a strong
advocate for tariff laws that would protect the
local market and control foreign competition.
The 20th century saw many changes in the name
of the company, reflecting the move towards a
global economy, the changing fortunes of the agricultural
industry, and the increasing foreign ownership
and control of the McKay company.