Here is a photo from the 1960’s taken at the Massey Ferguson Training Centre in Stonleigh, England. The tractor in the photo is an MF 1007 being used in a trial paddy field for testing. What is noteworthy is the fact that despite the climate in UK not being conducive to cultivating Rice, efforts were made to simulate conditions akin to paddy fields to ensure that the products met customer expectations. Such is the dedication to product quality, exhibited through generations; a mantle now taken on by TAFE, which through its products is ‘Cultivating the World!’
With inputs from Mark Channell.