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Massey Ferguson displays ’70 tractors for 70 years’

Celebration was held at the Coventry Transport Museum

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content
Farms.com

Seventy Massey Ferguson tractors were on hand at the Coventry Transport Museum in England to celebrate the brand’s 70th anniversary.

The “little grey Fergie," designed by Harry Ferguson, the company’s namesake, rolled off production lines in July 1946 and became the foundation for future generations of Massey Ferguson tractors.



 

“Over 500,000 of those tractors were built here in Coventry and went on to become the DNA for all the modern tractors we build today,” said director of marketing services for Massey Ferguson, Campbell Scott.

In addition to a number of “little grey Fergies,” many tractors featuring Massey Ferguson’s signature red colour and a new 400hp MF8737, currently the most powerful tractor in the company’s line-up, were showcased during a tractor parade.

Massey 8737
The Massey Ferguson 8737.
Photo: Massey Ferguson

Some of the tractors in the parade came from the University of Warwick Crop Centre.

The university sits on the farm where Harry Ferguson would test tractors, and some students have a close-knit bond with the brand.

“Massey Ferguson tractors have played an active role on our family farm for the last 70 years,” Sebastian Fairhead said in a release. “I am now a PhD student based at Warwick Crop Centre, and it’s great to see these fantastic machines being used at the forefront of agricultural research.”


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