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Mixed farmers from central NSW Australia, Roger Booth & Kirsten Hutchings were the happy if not surprised winners of a Massey Ferguson MF20-MD ATV. The Couple went into the running to win the 20hp diesel powered 4×4 ATV unit after entering the recent MF9500 Series Combine competition. Ignoring calls from an unfamiliar number for 3 days, Kirsten was in disbelief when she was finally delivered the good news that she had won the ATV worth $16,500. The MF20-MD made a very welcomed Christmas present when the whole family picked it up on Christmas eve from local dealer Serafin Ag Pro, Griffith. Congratulations Roger, Kirsten and family.
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.”
To order a copy of the picture, go to www.press22.ie
UK Beef farmer Michael Hanson, 26, and surveyor Hayley Morgan, 31, decided they wanted to tie the knot in an incredible way that celebrated their country lives.
The bride arrived at the church on a Massey Ferguson 6400 tractor which transported the happy couple after the service to the Welsh bride’s family farm nearby, to have their portrait taken with a herd of British Blue Cattle.
Michael then drove the couple 28 miles in a farm truck across the English border to the reception at his family farm in Eardisland, where they now live.
The brilliant style continued in the marquee in the ground of the farm, with guests’ names written on cattle ear tags and the wedding cake was even designed to fit within the British Blue theme, decorated with icing figures of their dogs and cattle.
The couple then honeymooned in Texas, the beef farming capital of the world, where they spent three weeks touring cattle farms.
They are planning to spend their wedding money gifts on adding to a new herd of British Blue Cattle. That is not just loyalty to the brand, but also to cattle farming! Did you incorporate your favorite AGCO tractor brand into your big day? Share your photos with us on our Facebook page!
More than 80 members of the European farm machinery press attended Massey Ferguson’s pre-Agritechnica press event in Strasbourg last month.
As well as being the official launch of the MF 7600 range, the event showcased the brand new MF 3600 Series compact tractor range and 2012 harvesting line-up, which included the ACTIVA S, FORTIA 9530, 2170 XD big baler and updated DELTA combine.
The two MF 7620 and MF 7624 tractors were fully equipped and ready for work – one with a Kuhn stubble cultivator and the other an 18t haulage trailer.
As well as having the opportunity to drive the new MF 3600 range of tractors fitted with 900 Series loaders, those attending also got the chance to test Massey Ferguson’s new MF 9205 compact two-by-two loader and test it’s handling capability with a number of different materials.
Press were particularly interested in watching the ACTIVA S harvesting maize with an 8-row header, whilst they also had the chance to inspect and weigh bales from the new 2170 HD baler, on the back of the latest generation MF 8690 tractor.
To get a closer look at the MF 7600 why not register to see the dedicated MF 7600 site early as well as a chance to win a trip to Paris as well as a trip to Massey Ferguson’s world class Beauvais factory.
Visit the website to register: www.masseyferguson.com/7600.
If you are located in Europe, pre-register for our dedicated MF 7600 website to gain early access to exclusive coverage of the new range and you could win an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris as well as a visit to Massey Ferguson’s world class Beauvais factory.
The completely new four-model range boasts the latest AGCO SISU POWER e3 technology, which offers fuel savings of up to 16%, and spans the 185hp to 235hp bracket.
Visit the website to register: www.masseyferguson.com/7600