Massey Ferguson Supports Small Farms With Big Demands

For these farmers, Massey Ferguson tractors perform a variety of jobs, efficiently, reliably and safely.

By Jodie Helmer | Photos By Dan Cappellazzo & Jamie Cole

Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson

Ron Thompson treats his Massey Ferguson® 1528 tractor like a farmhand, using it for farm chores such as cultivating the fields, hauling bushels of produce and spreading chicken manure. His tractorless neighbors also count on the tractor (and Thompson) to help spread topsoil in the spring.

The compact model, he says, is perfect for his 9-acre farm in Rockwood, Ontario. “I put it through a lot and it keeps going,” Thompson says.

In Marshall, N.C., Stephen Robertson appreciates the 4-wheel drive and wide stance of his Massey Ferguson 243 to move manure and drill seed on the hilly terrain of his 40-acre farm. The stability the tractor provides is one of his favorite features, and other farmers have taken note. “I have a lot of friends who would love to have this tractor,” he says.

Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson

Thompson and Robertson appreciate the ease of purchasing new parts for their tractors, though both note their models almost never need repairs. When Robertson needs parts, he calls Wells Repair in Greenville, Tenn.; Thompson relies on Connect Equipment, the largest AGCO dealership in Southern Ontario, to service his tractor.

“They can always tell me exactly what’s wrong and get it fixed, so I can get it back on the farm,” Thompson says. “I depend on that tractor.”

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