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History of the Massey 65 MK2 Tractor

Updated February 21, 2017

The Massey Ferguson 65 Mark II agricultural tractor began production in 1960, replacing the initial version of the MF 65 that had been introduced in 1957 for the 1958 model year.

Manufacturer

Massey Ferguson is a Canadian producer of farming and agricultural machinery created in the 19th century. Daniel Massey, a manufacturer of farming equipment, founded the company in 1847 in Newcastle, Ontario.

Production

A total of 13,991 Massey Ferguson Mk II's were manufactured at the Massey Ferguson factory in Coventry, England between 1960 and 1962. The Mk II was equipped with a 56.8-horsepower engine to replace the Mk I's 50.5-horsepower engine.

Models

In 1962, Massey Ferguson updated the Mk II, launching the Mk II Multi-Power, of which 15,687 were produced. In 1964, Massey Ferguson phased out production of the Mk II in favour of the Massey Ferguson 165 agricultural tractor.

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Paul Cartmell began his career as a writer for documentaries and fictional films in the United Kingdom in the mid-1990s. Working in documentary journalism, Cartmell wrote about a wide variety of subjects including racism in professional sports. Cartmell attended the University of Lincoln and London Metropolitan University, gaining degrees in journalism and film studies.