Published On: Wed, Sep 6th, 2017

41st annual Pierce Threshers Bee is this weekend

PIERCE — The 41st Annual Pierce Old Time Threshers Bee will be held at the Pierce County Fairgrounds in Pierce on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10. This year’s feature is Massey-Harris – Ferguson – Massey Ferguson. All activities are free.
Massey and Harris were separate farm equipment companies until joining forces in 1891. In the 1920s, Massey-Harris purchased the Wallis line of tractors to go along with their equipment. Grain harvesting was revolutionized by the Massey-Harris with the No. 21 self-propelled combine, which was tested in 1940 and put on sale in 1941. Massey-Harris also produced one of the world’s first four-wheel drive tractors, the model GP. In 1953, the company merged with the Ferguson Company, which had recently separated from Ford, to become Massey-Harris-Ferguson, before finally taking on its current name in 1958.
Today, 170 years after the first plow came out of Daniel Massey’s tiny shop, the company now named Massey Ferguson (a branch of AGCO Corp.) makes 40% of all farm machinery sold in the world. Massey Ferguson tractors have long been the leader in world tractor sales and MF machinery can be found in virtually every country on earth.

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