Massey Ferguson is launching a special edition of its MF 5600 Tractor Series based on the iconic MF 5610 Tractor which accomplished the record-breaking Antarctica2 mission to the South Pole last year.

In December 2014, the MF 5610 became the first standard farm tractor equipped with tyres to reach the geographic South Pole overland.

Now you can have the chance to share in the adventure with the new MF 5610 Antarctica2 Special Edition.

The company says that the edition is equipped with a package of unique features and exclusive design attributes which reflect the many challenges of the 5,000km battle across the ice.

On the expedition the tractor made its way through crevasse fields, steep climbs, solid ice-waves and deep, soft snow.

Campbell Scott, Massey Ferguson Director Sales Engineering and Brand Development, said there is an emphasis on high performance, comfort, safety and control.

“This is a totally select, one-off bundle of features developed especially for this super tractor, offering customers excellent value-for-money and potential added resale value,” he said.

The special edition tractor includes the following features:
  • Superdeluxe air-suspended seat.
  • Mechanical cab suspension.
  • Six LED lights.
  • 540/540E/1000 rpm PTO.
  • Massey Ferguson’s high-spec off-road audio entertainment system.
  • Special black paint on engine grilles.
  • Decals of the Antarctica2 expedition partners.

Other features taking their cue from the expedition partners include Trelleborg tyres fitted as standard and the option of the Agcommand telemetry-based machine management system from Agcos Fuse Technologies, Massey Ferguson says.

The company says that Castrol oils will be used exclusively in the factory-fill of lubricants, and Agco Finance will provide its comprehensive range of financing solutions for applicable customers.

If you buy an MF 5610 Antarctica2 Special Edition you will also be able to claim your very own Antarctica2 jacket, a replica of the one used by the expedition team during the journey.

The company says that each tractor will also have its own special Antarctica2 identification plate inside the cab, stamped with its Special Edition number.

In all other ways, the tractor will be equivalent to a regular MF 5610 and built on the same production line in Beauvais, France, it says.

The expedition and the tractor captured the imagination and the hearts of a worldwide audience, many of them working farmers who will be interested in buying their own version of this incredible machine.

“The journey to the South Pole was an epic, inspiring achievement and we’re expecting strong demand for the Special Edition.

“Production is set to begin from June 2015 and we recommend that farmers register their interest early in order to be able to secure their own example of this extraordinary piece of 21st century history – a chance to get a slice of the ice!” Scott said.