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Massey-Harris Bull
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Model history
Model introduced 1917
Model discontinued Unknown
Model status Unknown
Engine Specification
Engine make Unknown
Fuel type Gasoline
Power hp 15 hp
Governed rpm {{{governedrpm}}}
Displacement cu in /(litre) ? cu inches
No. of Cylinders 2
Cooling system Water
Naturally aspirated, Turbo or Supercharged NA
Transmission Details
Transmission type Manual
Clutch cone
Gearbox make own
Forward 1
Reverse 1
Drive Single wheel
General Data
Linkage Category none
Other info
Factories Minneapolis
Plow rating Unknown
Nebraska Tests No. ?
Approximate Cost new in (year) $ 585 (in USA)
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The Massey Harris Bull was a tractor sold by Massey-Harris, but built by Emerson-Brantingham from 1917-19?.[1]

Model history

Main article: Massey-Harris for corporate history.

The Little Bull was originally built by the Gas Traction Co. of Minneapolis. They were taken over by Emerson-Brantingham in 1912. In 1917 Massey-Harris was looking for a tractor to complement their implement lines, and signed a deal to market the revised Big Bull version under the M-H Bull name.

Related Models

The Tractor was sold by Emerson-Brantingham's UK agents as the Whiting Bull.


The Massey-Harris Bull was a badge engineering job. Some reports say they were quite successful but M-H dropped it due to production difficulties.[2]

Serial Numbers Information

Serial Numbers and Year of Manufacture data[3]
Year Serial run Number Built Notes (Total built unknown ?).
1917 First built
1920 Last built No.
year serial no Number built Notes


Are there any examples of the M-H Bull model in UK collections ? ( a couple of examples of the Little Bull and Big Bull survive in the UK) But do any Massey-Harris examples ? Template:PML Massey-Harris Bull


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See also

Collector and preservation related

References / Sources

  • Farnworth, John. (2001). The World Wide Guide to Massey-Harris, Ferguson and Massey Massey Tractors. East Yorkshire: Japonica Press. ISBN 0-9533737-6-2. 
  1. Farnworth, p.3.
  2. A World Wide Guide to Massey-Harris, Ferguson and early Massey Ferguson Tractors, J Farnworth, page 3
  3. No data yet

Further reading

  • Pripps, Robert N. The Big Book of Farm Tractors. Vancouver, BC: Raincoast Books, 2001. ISBN 1-55192-393-9.
  • ______. The Field Guide to Vintage Farm Tractors. Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2001.
  • ______. Vintage Ford Tractors. Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 2001.
  • Denison, Merrill. Harvest Triumphant: The Story of Massey-Harris. New York: Dodd Mead, 1949.
  • Farnsworth, John. The Massey Legacy. Ipswich, Greaat Britain: Farming Press, 1997.
  • Gay, Larry. Farm Tractors 1975-1995. Saint Joseph, MI: American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1995.
  • Wendel, C. H. Massey Tractors. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1992.

External links

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