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Second-generation Walnut Grower Wins Use of a Massey Ferguson Tractor

Congratulations to Bruce Brandt of Exeter, California, USA for winning the use of a Massey Ferguson tractor through a drawing at the 2011 World Ag Expo.  Brandt, who recently took delivery of the machine, will have the Massey Ferguson 2680 HD Low-Profile Utility Tractor to use on his family’s 15-acre walnut farm for 200 hours.

“At the time, I hadn’t known my wife had entered us into the drawing,” recalls Brandt, who attends World Ag Expo annually to see what’s new in agricultural equipment and technology. “When I first received a phone call from the folks at World Ag Expo saying I had won a contest, I was trying to recognize the voice to determine who was playing a joke on me. Then, as they started to talk with me more and relay information my friends didn’t know, I realized this was no joke. Since then, this whole experience has been tremendous. Every time I walk out to my barn and open the doors, I still can’t believe there’s a nice, new tractor inside waiting for me.”Bruce Brandt

Brandt’s farming operation has been in his family since the mid-1940s, when his mother and father moved onto the land. The only tractor brands the farm has ever known are Ferguson and Massey Ferguson — the first tractor being a Ferguson 40, followed by a Massey Ferguson 165 tractor still used today

“Each tractor we’ve owned has always been dependable, something you can count on to help get the work done quicker and easier,” says Brandt. “The new MF2680 HD Low-Profile Utility Tractor has been a lot of fun to operate. The horsepower under the hood is tremendous, and the hydraulic lift capacity to work with attachments, such as a spring-tooth harrow, allows me to navigate equipment around the farm with ease. The greater gear selection with the creeper option is really useful when I’m moving through the field with implements and the difference with four-wheel drive is like night and day — I think this machine could move my house if I asked it to.”

Quality Machinery Center, which operates full-service equipment dealerships in Hanford and Tulare, Calif., delivered the Massey Ferguson 2680 HD Low-Profile Utility Tractor to Brandt’s farm. The dealership ensured the tractor was field ready and will serve as Brandt’s contact point for any machine operation and service needs.

The Massey Ferguson HD Series 2600 includes four models from 74 to 97 gross engine horsepower (62 to 83 PTO HP), available in two- or four-wheel drive with independent PTO and a choice of two transmissions. All models are available in platform, cab or low-profile styles. In addition, the HD Series provides the highest weight-to-horsepower ratio in its class for the perfect combination of maneuverability and power. And, unlike other utility tractors, all major tractor components are made of steel to deliver the durability and performance expected from a Massey Ferguson. Visit the Massey Ferguson website for more information on the HD Series tractors.

What Massey Ferguson tractor would you like to have on your farm?

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