Deere & Company, the firm founded by John Deere, began to expand its range of equipment to include the tractor business in 1876. The Deere Company briefly experimented with building its own tractor models, the most successful of which was the Dain All-Wheel-Drive.
Massey Ferguson Limited is a major agricultural equipment manufacturer which was based in Brantford, Ontario, Canada before it was purchased by AGCO. The company was formed by a merger between Massey Harris and the Ferguson Company farm machinery manufacturer in 1953, creating the company Massey Harris Ferguson. However, in 1958 the name was shortened for the first time to coin the brand Massey Ferguson. Today the company exists as a brand name used by AGCO and remains a major seller around the world.