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Ulster Folk Museum Celebrating Ferguson Tractor Day This Weekend

Harry Ferguson and Henry Ford with early Massey Ferguson tractors.Photo: National Museum of Northern Ireland
Harry Ferguson and Henry Ford with early Massey Ferguson tractors.Photo: National Museum of Northern Ireland

Activities in collaboration with the Ferguson Heritage Tractor Society will begin from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, July 24th.

Agriculture One of Northern Ireland’s most important industries, Harry Ferguson in County Down is famous for inventing the iconic “We Gray Fergie” Massey Ferguson tractor in 1946.

As we know, this was the birth of Massey Ferguson, and the machine’s unique three-point linkage system revolutionized the world’s agriculture.

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Early Massey Ferguson tractor.Photo: National Museum of Northern Ireland

The celebration begins at 10 am at the Ulster Transport Museum, where visitors can see the vintage Ferguson tractors.

From there, they head to the “Diamond” in the village of Barry Cartra in the heart of the Ulster Folk Museum at 12:00 pm. Visitors can also participate in giving their choice to the “Top Tractor” award in the “Ballycultra Best in Show Cup”.

Susan Starlet, Visitor Service Manager at the Ulster Folk Museum and the Ulster Transport Museum, said: The 75th anniversary of the legendary Ferguson TE20, one of the most iconic tractors in the world.

“Agriculture is an important aspect of Northern Ireland’s life, and celebrating agricultural heroes is really important to ensure that their heritage remains alive.”

Harry Ferguson’s 3-point linkage system is in operation.Photo: National Museum of Northern Ireland

Also on display is the lovingly restored 1960s Red Massey Ferguson tractor. The tractor is currently on display at the Ulster Transport Museum’s new Innovation Museum exhibition.

Tickets for Ferguson Tractor Day must be booked online in advance.

For time slot reservations and more information, please visit: www.nmni.com..

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