Massey Ferguson Grey Tractor. Registration number not registered. Chassis number unknown. Engine number SA43000E. Harry Ferguson's invaluable contribution to agricultural practice is his famous three-point hitch system. Designed back in the 1930s, this ingenious device supported trailed implements hydraulically, maintaining ride height and thus enabling tractors to remain stable. In 1938 a gentleman's agreement was concluded with Ford to build tractors incorporating the Ferguson System. The first such model was the immensely popular Ford-Ferguson 9N, which also featured an hydraulic 'power take off' (PTO) for driving trailed implements. Ford continued to use Ferguson's patented technology after the partnership dissolved in 1946, leading to a protracted legal dispute. In the meantime, Harry Ferguson turned to the Standard Motor Company for the manufacture of a new design of tractor, the TE20. Known to all as the 'little grey Fergie' on account of its drab colour scheme, it was made in several variants between 1946 and 1956, during which time some 500,000 were produced. By this time Ferguson had merged with Massey-Harris and would become Massey-Ferguson in December 1957. Of unknown vintage this diesel model will require recommissioning as it has been stood at our deceased owners home for many years. There is no paperwork with this vehicle.