MF Tractor Awarded to Honor South Pole Expedition

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Award, Tractor

masseyMassey Ferguson has awarded the use of MF 5610 tractor for a season to Nancie Clanachan from Scotland.  The award came from a competition run on the Antarctica2 Expedition website in December 2014.  The site followed the adventures of a team that drove an MF 5610 tractor to the Geographic South Pole and back.  The feat has given the MF 5610 a place in history as the first standard farm tractor to accomplish this mission.

“It was an amazing feat for the Massey Ferguson tractor to get to the South Pole,” says Nancie Clanachan whose family operates a beef and sheep operation. “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!”

massey2The MF 5610 Antarctica2 Special Edition tractor has been recently launched in honor of the South Pole expedition.  The Special Edition features a package of unique features and exclusive designs created to reflect the challenges of the battle with the cold and ice, such as a superdeluxe air-suspended seat, mechanical cab suspension, six LED lights, 540/540E/1000 rpm PTO, and high-spec audio 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.”