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23 August 2016

Massey Ferguson supports fund-raising tractor expedition to help save Sir Edmund Hillary’s hut in Antarctica


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Massey Ferguson, a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO), is once again setting off on another great tractor adventure. This time Massey Ferguson is supporting the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust’s initiative to raise NZ$1 million dollars (US$724,000) to safeguard explorer, Sir Edmund Hillary’s hut in Antarctica.

The hut, also known as Hut A, was the first building constructed at Scott Base in the Antarctic and is where New Zealander, Hillary began his historic expedition to the South Pole in 1958 using Ferguson TE20 tractors. Now, the Antarctic Heritage Trust has embarked on a journey known as Expedition South to travel 2012 km through New Zealand with two vintage Ferguson TE20s and a brand-new MF 5612 tractor. This follows the epic MF Antarctica2 Expedition in 2014 in which an MF 5610 set a world record and became the first standard farm tractor equipped with tyres to reach the Geographic South Pole overland.

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