Massey Ferguson announces winner in South Pole Expedition competition

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Scottish farming family wins on-line prize draw for a season's use of an MF 5610 Antarctica2 Special Edition Tractor 

Laurent Pernin - Director, Sales MF, Europe & Turkey hands the keys of an MF 5610 Antarctica2 Special Edition tractor to winner Nancie Clanachan at the Royal Highland Show 2015.

Left to right: Campbell Scott - Massey Ferguson Director Marketing Services, Laurent Pernin, Stuart Clanachan, Winner Nancie Clanachan, Donald Clanachan, Simon Foster - Antarctica2 Creative Director and Audio-Visual Lead.

Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), reports that Nancie Clanachan from Maryholm Farm near Dumfries, Scotland has clinched the prize in its Antarctica2 Expedition competition to win the use of an MF 5610 tractor for a season.

Attracting entries from 33 countries, the competition was run on the Antarctica2 Expedition web site which chronicled the thrilling adventure to drive an MF 5610 tractor to the South Pole and back in December 2014.  In accomplishing the mission, the

MF 5610 staked its place in history and became the first standard farm tractor equipped with tyres to reach the Geographic South Pole overland.

“It was an amazing feat for the Massey Ferguson tractor to get to the South Pole,” says Nancie Clanachan whose family operates a 340-acre beef and sheep enterprise. “We're absolutely delighted to win the prize – it was a lovely surprise. My sons, who now run the farm, and my grandsons are all very excited about the arrival of the new tractor!”

Antarctica 2 : In the gruelling Antarctica2 expedition to the South Pole, the MF 5610 has been up against temperatures as low as minus 56 C when wind chill is taken into account

The Clanachans will be receiving a season's use of an MF 5610 Antarctica2 Special Edition tractor which Massey Ferguson has recently launched to celebrate the South Pole achievement. With the emphasis on high performance, comfort, safety and control. the Special Edition machine is equipped with a package of unique features and exclusive design attributes which reflect the many challenges of the 5000 km battle across the ice. The features package includes a superdeluxe air-suspended seat, mechanical cab suspension, six LED lights, 540/540E/1000 rpm PTO and Massey Ferguson's high-spec off-road audio entertainment system.

The Antarctica2 expedition was a huge challenge of strength and endurance for man and machine, and captured the imagination of a worldwide audience. The 28-day trek across the ice with the Antarctica2 team spearheaded by Lead Driver, Manon Ossevoort, was followed on social media alone by more than 27 million people.

Campbell Scott, Massey Ferguson Director Marketing Services presented the Clanachan family with the keys to the prize MF 5610 at the Royal Highland Show on

19 June. “Congratulations to the Clanachans, we hope they enjoy using the MF 5610,” he said. “Even in the depths of a Scottish winter, we know that the tractor will rise to the challenges on their farm just as it did in the extreme and hostile conditions of the Antarctic.”

Massey Ferguson is launching this Special Edition of its best-selling MF 5600 Series based on the iconic MF 5610 tractor which accomplished the record-breaking Antarctica2 mission to the South Pole in December 2014. The Special Edition is equipped with a package of unique features and exclusive design attributes which reflect the many challenges of the 5000 km trek across the ice.



Antarctica 2 : Mission accomplished! The Antarctica2 tractor expedition team reached the South Pole on 9 December 2014. Now Massey Ferguson has developed an MF 5610 Antarctica2 Special Edition tractor for those who want to secure their own example of this extraordinary piece of 21st century farm machinery history.


Source: AGCO

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