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25 November 2014
Expedition encounters Sastrugi and solar storm

Expedition encounters Sastrugi and solar storm

General : After the first 48 hours on the ice, ‘Tractor Girl’, Manon Ossevoort and the Antarctica2 team have had to battle their way across frozen snow waves and deal with the effects of a massive solar storm which severely hampered communications.

24 November 2014
Antarctica2 expedition sets off for South Pole challenge

Antarctica2 expedition sets off for South Pole challenge

General : (19.55 CET, 22 November 2014, Novo Runway, Antarctica): After three years’ meticulous planning and preparation, the exciting Antarctica2 tractor expedition departed into the vast icescape today for its 5000 km journey to the South Pole and back.

21 November 2014
Antarctica2 Lead Tractor Driver shares her dream on brink of expedition departure

Antarctica2 Lead Tractor Driver shares her dream on brink of expedition departure

General : As the world waits in anticipation for the imminent departure of the Antarctica2 expedition to drive a Massey Ferguson tractor to the South Pole, Lead Driver Manon Ossevoort is looking forward to the trip.

21 November 2014
Antarctica2 team members get set for South Pole trek

Antarctica2 team members get set for South Pole trek

General : With the arrival of Expedition Ambassador and Lead Driver, Manon Ossevoort, the whole Antarctica2 team is now at Novo Runway, making final preparations before embarking on their ambitious quest to drive a Massey Ferguson MF 5610 on a 5,000km journey to the South Pole and back.

19 November 2014
MF 5610 polar tractor lands in Antarctica... and Happy Birthday Massey Ferguson!

MF 5610 polar tractor lands in Antarctica... and Happy Birthday Massey Ferguson!

Event: The Massey Ferguson tractor set to spearhead an expedition to the South Pole has touched down in the Antarctic.

12 November 2014
MF 8737 wins Tractor of the Year finalist Award

MF 8737 wins Tractor of the Year finalist Award

Event: Massey Ferguson is honoured to receive a Tractor of the Year 2015 finalist Award at the EIMA Show in Bologna, for its powerful MF 8737.

12 November 2014
EIMA Show sees full public debut for new Global Series tractors

EIMA Show sees full public debut for new Global Series tractors

Event: Italy’s EIMA Show will see the first fully-public showing of Massey Ferguson’s groundbreaking MF Global Series tractors.

6 November 2014
Antarctica2 echoes Sir Edmund Hillary’s 1958 expedition to the South Pole by tractor

Antarctica2 echoes Sir Edmund Hillary’s 1958 expedition to the South Pole by tractor

Event: The 2014 Antarctica2 mission to take a tractor to the South Pole emulates the achievement of explorer Sir Edmund Hillary who led the first mechanised expedition to the South Pole in 1958 using a fleet of Ferguson TE20 tractors.

6 November 2014
Antarctic environment will test expedition tractor and crew to the limits

Antarctic environment will test expedition tractor and crew to the limits

Event: The 2014 Antarctica2 expedition to drive a tractor to the South Pole will have to deal with one of the most hostile environments on the planet, battling against temperatures down to minus 40 degrees C, strong winds, high altitude, raging blizzards and soft snow. Sastrugi (frozen waves) are another potential hazard.

6 November 2014
Antarctica2 team all set for rigours of 5000 km polar tractor trek

Antarctica2 team all set for rigours of 5000 km polar tractor trek

Event: The multi-national team set to journey to the South Pole by tractor in the Antarctica2 expedition brings a vast range of experience and expertise to this exciting polar challenge.