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Tractor Diamond Jubilee Celebrations – Mauritian Style!

No matter where you are in the world, you are never far from Massey Ferguson – and that’s been the case for decades!

Mauritius2013 saw great celebrations to mark 60 years for the brand in the beautiful island nation of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, 2000 km off the southeast coast of Africa.

The first tractor to land on its shores was a 28hp Ferguson TEA20, built at Coventry, England, in 1953. The latest to arrive is a 240hp MF 7624 produced in Beauvais, France.

A diamond jubilee is certainly something to celebrate and SCOMAT, MF distributor in Mauritius, invited 180 customers from the islands to a 60th anniversary party.

“Nearly all the Massey Ferguson ranges from our factories in Brazil and France are sold in Mauritius,” remarks Stuart Scott, Massey Ferguson Area Business Manager. “Tractors are worked very intensively for 1500-2,500 hours a year, mostly for the cultivation and transport of the chief crop – sugar cane.”

MF tractors are incredibly popular here and the brand claims over 50% market share. So unlike like the famous dodo which lived on Mauritius until the late 17th century, there’s absolutely no chance of Massey Ferguson becoming extinct!

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