Archive for November, 2011
We join Campbell Scott – Massey Ferguson Brand Development Manager, on a tour of the MF 5450, the perfect tractor for the European market. We take a close look at the new design complete with high visibility steep nose bonnet that’s already proving very beneficial to users when working with a front loader or linkage.
The MF 5400 range comes with the reliable Dyna-4 transmission and the widest choice of cabs in the market within this power class. The four new models span from 80hp to 105hp and all are powered by 4.4 litre 4-cylinder engines.
On the first day of the Agritechnica Show, Massey Ferguson took the title of two major awards, the Golden Tractor of the Design – for the MF 7624 Dyna-VT – and the Milestones in Agriculture title – for the three-point linkage launched 75 years ago. In this video, Richard Markwell, Vice President and Managing Director of Massey Ferguson Europe, Africa and Middle East tells us about these awards and gives us an insight into what’s gone into winning them at this prestigious event. As well as taking the Golden Design Tractor Award, Massey Ferguson was also recognised as a finalist in the Tractor of the Year Competition, which saw seven of the industry’s leading brands pitched against each other.
Massey Ferguson assembled some of the finest journalists in Brazil for a night of awards last month. In its 10th edition, the Massey Ferguson Journalists Award has recognized some of the best work on agricultural journalism in television, newspapers, magazines and internet. This year, Massey Ferguson included a category for students.
The awards night united all the nineteen finalists on the last 27th of October in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul state. Since 2001, Massey Ferguson received more than 1500 subscriptions to the prize. There were around 500 journalists in the combined years trying to win the trophy.
Also during the night event, Senior Vice President and General Manager for AGCO South America, Andre Carioba delivered AGCO’s Agricultural Journalism Highlight Award. This trophy is annually given to a tv show, newspaper, journalist or entity and is pointed solely by the jury members. In 2011, the journalists forming the jury decided to conceive the award do Bandeirantes communications group for its continuous work covering the agribusiness in Brazil. Congratulations!
Celebrating its milestone 20th year is esCARpade – the Camp Quality outback motoring initiative that brings together family, friends and car enthusiasts from all over Australia who are committed to making laughter the best medicine for children and their families living with cancer.
After two decades of wacky cars and dusty, muddy roads, Camp Quality organisers decided to retrace the 1992 route starting out on 14 October in Bendigo, Victoria and finishing in Bright, Victoria a week later.
Following from previous years, Valtra is yet again a proud sponsor of the Harvey family, who have been involved with esCARpade for a number of years. They joined the parade by travelling up to 450km per day in their custom designed BMW.
“My family and I were very proud to be a part of esCARpade again,” says Keith Harvey. “It was great to travel to so many different towns and being able to spread the word on the great work Camp Quality do.”
Offering family support, recreation and education programs, Camp Quality in Australia has raised millions of dollars to bring happiness and support to children and their families that have been affected by cancer. In particular, esCARpade in 2010 raised $1.3 million – the highest amount ever raised! Organisers and supporters alike are hoping to do the same this year – all the while, providing a week full of laughter and outdoor activities for a number of children and their families.
What local organisations do you support?