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27 November 2014
MF 5610 Expedition Tractor Crosses Crevasse field at minus 56 degrees C

MF 5610 Expedition Tractor Crosses Crevasse field at minus 56 degrees C

General : (26 November 2014, Antarctica) Day 5: After a long day’s driving in arduous conditions, the Massey Ferguson MF 5610 on the Antarctica2 expedition has successfully negotiated a hazardous crevasse field and steep mountainous terrain heading towards the ‘keyhole’ that will lead onto an ice plateau.

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.

20 November 2014
CEJA column, Issue 13, November 2014

CEJA column, Issue 13, November 2014

General : In this month’s regular column from CEJA (European Council of Young Farmers), President, Matteo Bartolini looks at the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability.

6 November 2014
Massey Ferguson tractor is fully-equipped for Antarctica2 challenge

Massey Ferguson tractor is fully-equipped for Antarctica2 challenge

General : The Massey Ferguson MF 5610 Dyna-4 tractor which is to provide the power for the Antarctica2 expedition to the South Pole is all set for its extraordinary journey.

27 October 2014
Massey Ferguson wins award for long standing contribution to Zambia’s development

Massey Ferguson wins award for long standing contribution to Zambia’s development

General : Massey Ferguson has been recognised by the government of Zambia for its enduring contribution to the country’s commercial development.

16 October 2014
CEJA column, Issue 12, October 2014

CEJA column, Issue 12, October 2014

General : The European Commission is set to see a new President and new Commissioners officially installed in November. In this month’s regular column from CEJA (European Council of Young Farmers), President, Matteo Bartolini discusses the prospects under the new regime.

14 October 2014
Countdown begins for tractor departure to South Pole

Countdown begins for tractor departure to South Pole

General : The MF 5610 tractor set to journey to the South Pole in less than six weeks’ time has successfully completed stringent tests in Iceland.