Thirty-nine members from the German branch of the Friends of Ferguson Heritage Club travelled to Coventry in the UK to see the latest Massey Ferguson exhibitions and sites around the City.
First on the agenda for the group’s ‘Coventry experience’ was a visit to the magnificent bronze artwork which graces the site of the former Massey Ferguson factory at Banner Lane. This artistic tribute recognises the contribution the manufacturing facility made to the City’s industrial heritage and the development of farm mechanisation worldwide.
Next stop was Coventry Transport Museum to see the ‘Tractors: From Factory to Field’ exhibition with its fascinating array of machines including the Ferguson TE20 and the hero MF 5610 which conquered the South Pole in the Antarctica2 expedition. The group then went on to the Herbert Art Gallery to view the Daniel Massey Bronze sculpture which celebrates the ground-breaking MH-20, the world’s first commercially successful self-propelled combine harvester developed by Massey-Harris.
Whilst in the City Centre, members visited the old Coventry Cathedral to remember those who lost their lives in World War II.
Their Coventry tour ended with a trip to AGCO’s European Operations Centre at Abbey Park Stoneleigh to meet the Massey Ferguson team and enjoy a technical demonstration of the latest Massey Ferguson tractors.
“Massey Ferguson has a long established presence in Germany,” says Campbell Scott, Massey Ferguson Director Marketing Services. “In fact, Germany was the first export market for the Massey Harris Company in the 19th Century. We have a steady hard-core set of fans who follow the Brand in the country and it has been great to welcome them to the Coventry area to enjoy all the Massey Ferguson experiences here.”