Using 125 Massey Ferguson tractors to create the brand’s iconic triple triangle logo, this amazing display of MF machines was the brainchild of Ireland’s John Cusack.
John is a member of the Greybridge Classic Club in Meanus, Killmallock, Limerick and the stunt was organised as part of the Club’s Charity Day 2012. Formed by a group of vintage machinery enthusiasts in 2011, the Club runs events solely for charitable purposes.
Having driven tractors all his life, John’s idea was to mount a tribute to Massey Ferguson and at the same time raise money for local charities. “The project was 12 months in the making,” he explains. “We were keen to have every possible model of MF tractor represented which made it more complicated. We put out the word emphasising that we were particularly looking for rare or unusual models and were thrilled by the response. If we had simply focussed on gathering together a large number of MF tractors, we could have easily filled a 40-acre field! In the end, we chose 125 machines from those offered by farmers and contractors who wanted to take part. There was a full range of models from the MF 100 Series to the MF 8600 Series.”
John worked out the display plan to scale on paper and, using this as the map, the grass at the site was cut with a ride-on mower in order that each tractor could take up an exact position.
“We called it the Massey Ferguson Line-Out and so far have raised over EUR:16,000 for charity,” he adds. “We would love to raise more and so are making the photograph available for sale with all proceeds to charity.”
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