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Burt to host world record tractor challenge

Peter Walters, vice chairperson of the Ferguson World Record Challenge, has invited all Ferguson drivers to take part.

Peter Walters, vice chairperson of the Ferguson World Record Challenge, has invited all Ferguson drivers to take part.

 

Tractors from around the world are set to descend on Burt later this year for a mammoth challenge.

The organisers of the Ferguson World Record Challenge are aiming to break three records at the fundraising event - to have the most Ferguson tractors in the one field, at the one time; to have the most 1355s in the one field at the one time and also to create the Massey Ferguson logo.

They have already attracted the interest of Ferguson drivers from as far away as Denmark and Iceland. They are hoping to attract thousands more to the Grianan Estate in Burt when the two-day event is held in September.

Organiser Andy Robb has been taking part in charity tractor runs for years, the last of which was from Dublin to Donegal.

Andy’s journey was slightly more uncomfortable than most, as he didn’t have a seat.

The world record challenge was born after the committee decided they wanted to “come up with something different.”

Andy disclosed how the event has now become “much bigger” than they ever thought possible.

He said: “We have people coming from England, Denmark and Iceland. We’re hoping to bring thousands of Fergusons to Burt on September 20th and 21st.”

As well as the world record challenge, there will also be a vintage tractor day and family activities over the two days.

All proceeds go to the Sean O’Hare unit in Stranorlar and the organising would be grateful for all sponsorship.

The world record is currently held in New South Wales, Australia and they’re eager to bring it to Donegal.

All types of Ferguson tractors are welcome to take part.

“Hopefully, as well as raising money for a great cause, this will also bring lots of visitors to the local community,” said Andy.

For more information, visit the facebook page ‘Ferguson World Record Challenge.’

 
 
 

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