Record breakers

The Record Breaking Ferguson Logo at the Ferguson World Record in Donegal on Saturday.
The Record Breaking Ferguson Logo at the Ferguson World Record in Donegal on Saturday.
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The Inishowen village of Burt hosted three world record breaking challenges on Sunday as a charity event “smashed all expectations”.

The Ferguson World Record Tractor Challenge saw thousands of people from Ireland, the UK and even Holland flock to An Grianan Estate over Saturday and Sunday.

The event, which raised money for the Sean O’Hare Unit in Stranorlar, has now gone into the record books as three Guinness world records were broken.

Record number one was to have as many pre-1984 Massey Fergusons working the land at the one time. 733 tractors took part, smashing the previously held record of 385 in Australia. The second Guinness World Record saw the most pre-1984 Fergusons 135s working the soil at the one time; and the third record led to the highest-ever number of pre-1984 Fergusons forming the Massey Ferguson logo. Organising committee member Amanda McClintock from Burt said: “It completely exceeded even our expectations and raised money for a fantastic cause. The Grainan Estate in Burt, which was given to us by Donegal Creameries and Smyths Daleside, was the perfect location for it.”