18:13 uur 24-06-2015

Massey Ferguson onthult winnaar prijsvraag over Zuidpoolexpeditie

Het internationale AGCO-merk Massey Ferguson maakt bekend dat Nancie Clanachan uit het Schotse Maryholm Farm de Antarctica2 Expedition-prijsvraag heeft gewonnen. Ze wint daarmee een seizoen lang het gebruik van een MF 5610-tractor.

De prijsvraag, die inzendingen uit 33 landen trok, werd uitgeschreven op de website Antarctica2 Expedition. Deze website vertelt over de avontuurlijke reis van een MF 5610 naar de Zuidpool en weer terug in december 2014. De MF 5610 eiste met poolexpeditie een plek in de geschiedenis op, want het was de eerste standaardtractor voor landbouw die de Zuidpool via land bereikte.

“Het was een wonderlijke prestatie dat die Massey Ferguson-tractor de Zuidpool bereikte”, zei Nancie Clanachan, wier familie een bedrijf in schapen- en rundvlees heeft. “We zijn enorm blij met de prijs, het was een prachtige verrassing. Mijn zonen, die boerderij nu runnen, en mijn kleinzonen zijn allemaal erg opgetogen over de komst van de nieuwe tractor.”


Massey Ferguson Announces Winner in South Pole Expedition Competition


DULUTH, Ga. – (Business Wire) 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.

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Laurent Pernin - Director, Sales MF, Europe & Turkey hands the keys of a MF 5610 Antarctica2 Special ... Laurent Pernin – Director, Sales MF, Europe & Turkey hands the keys of a 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 – Director, Sales MF, Europe & Turkey, Stuart Clanachan, Nancie Clanachan, Donald Clanachan, Simon Foster – Antarctica2 Creative Director and Audio-Visual Lead (Photo: Business Wire)

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!”

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,” said Campbell Scott. “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.”

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