A pageant of 70 tractors marked the 70th anniversary of the Coventry produced Ferguson TE20
Crowds of tractor fanatics were out in force last weekend (July 30) as a parade of 70 tractors made its way through the streets of Coventry to celebrate 70 years of the Ferguson TE20, known as the ’Little Grey Fergie’.
The display of old and new tractors, organised by Culture Coventry, were brought together by the Friends of Ferguson Heritage Club.
Campbell Scott, Massey Ferguson director of marketing services, who drove a 1949 TEA20 tractor in the blue livery of Brighton Corporation, described the parade as a ’marvellous event’.
He said: "It was a marvellous event and wonderful to see the pageant celebrating the brilliant engineering of the Ferguson TE20 which changes the world of farm mechanisation.
"We are so proud of this superb legacy of practical and innovative technology which continues to inspire our design engineers and is at the heart of Massey Ferguson’s 21st century mission to produce straightforward, dependable equipment to increase the efficiency and productivity of farmers all over the world.
"Today, more than 200,000 tractors bearing our famous Massey Ferguson ’Triple Triangle’ brand are built every year for global markets."
Pictures: Theresa Eveson