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The 2012 National Field Days in New Zealand, were held at Mystery Creek, Hamilton in June.
On the back of two days of successful Massey Ferguson and Fendt Dealer meetings in Auckland, a number of AGCO staff and dealers from across Australia and New Zealand made the trek to one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest field days, which spans across a massive 88 hectare site.
The AGCO site was once again an impressive display with each brand represented with a comprehensive line-up of product.
For a first in New Zealand, the new MF7600 Series tractors were on display for all to see.
Also on debut was the new Fendt 700, 800 and 900 SCR Series tractors, which received plenty of attention as customers flocked to see the new ranges.
The mood overall was very positive with the AGCO site receiving plenty of customers and interest which resulted in many sales being made.
“It was one of the most positive field days that I can remember – the level of inquiry and interest was huge and the subsequent orders that followed was something we haven’t seen in years,” says Peter Scott, NZ Manager for AGCO. “It certainly makes all the hard work and investment that goes into field days worthwhile”
This year’s National Field Days was the back-drop to the first public unveiling of the NEW Massey Ferguson 5400 Series tractors for New Zealand. Customers from all over the country had the chance to get up close with one of the latest additions to the Massey Ferguson line up. On display was the 82hp MF5420 which attracted much excitement with its sleek new styling and rugged and responsive features.
“We were very excited to have one of the new MF5400 Series tractors on show at our site this year, says Peter Scott, NZ Manager for AGCO. “We put the word out in the press leading up to the field days that we would be exhibiting the new range and it was great to see so many people arrive to the site with the expectation to learn more about the new workhorse tractors. We had a great response from customers who showed a keen interest in the new model and we believe this new range of tractors is ideally suited the requirements of New Zealand farmers,” adds Peter.
New Zealand’s National Field Days are held every year in June in the North Island and is one of the largest field days in the southern hemisphere. Held over four days on a 40 hectare event space, this year’s attendance figures were in excess of 117,000 visitors.
“The National Field Days is the flagship event for New Zealand, so it was the perfect opportunity to be able to give so many customers the chance to be able to peruse one of the new models,” says Peter.
Have you seen the new MF5420 at a show in your area or at your dealer? What do you think?