This year Massey Ferguson celebrates 60 years with their ‘Diamond celebrations’. These will be taking place across the country and in the press throughout 2018. RVW Pugh, Massey Ferguson dealers, have held the franchise since the year 2000 but have also been in business since 1978, marking 40 years this year. Celebrations are on-going for the company with a successful Open Day at their Cheshire branch, welcoming over 400 people. They have recently introduced a unique black Massey Ferguson tractor to their fleet, which will mark a special year for them and on the 22nd of April they hosted an exclusively Massey Ferguson road run.
They planned the event in February, it was decided that an all MF road run would be a great way to celebrate but also something that has rarely been done before. The concept was to hold a tractor run to celebrate all the prominent models to the current day. The route set off from their Head office in Churchstoke, Powys and took the entrants up over the Kerry Ridgeway to Clun where they were treated to a hog roast. The afternoon session saw the tractors head over the very tops of the Kerry forest, the sun shining and the views were breath-taking. Just over 46 tractors entered the road run with models dating back to 1958 and ones as new as 2018, with the most photographed models being the MF 1505 and the MF 1200 articulated tractors both from Mr Humphries who travelled from Church Stretton. There were entrants from as far as Malvern as well as plenty of on lookers who were over joyed to see such a great range of MF tractors. This event was a truly great way to celebrate the 60 years and really showed off the impressive heritage that the brand holds. Andrew Purnell, Massey Ferguson area sales manager took part and said ‘It was a great day, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it’. Some of the ladies of the Pugh family, Caroline Pugh and Emma Leah did their bit for the girls with Emma on a vintage MF35 and Caroline driving one of the new Massey Ferguson 4709 global tractors. Mary Evans, RVW Pugh Marketing Manager took their black Massey Ferguson to prominent points along the route which attracted a lot of attention with its unique look, this will be on show at events throughout the summer, check out www.rvwpugh.co.uk for information of where and when.
RVW Pugh has donated money from the run to Severn Hospice charity which will go towards specialist care and support to families across Shropshire and North Powys who are living with an incurable illnesses.
With such a successful event it has been suggested by participants that it becomes a yearly occurrence, watch this space!