Collection of 32 Massey Ferguson tractors up for auction

A lifetime’s collection of all things Massey Ferguson is set to go under the hammer on the 26 March.

The sale will be hosted by HJ Pugh & Co, and will take place both online and at Temple Court Farm in Bosbury.

The whole collection of Massey fergusons

The whole collection © Ben Blandford

It will comprise more than 30 Massey Ferguson tractors owned by Herefordshire-based farmer Ben Blandford, along with three combine harvesters and various other bits of kit, such as balers, foragers, and trailers.

MF 575/550/130 and 165 MultiPower

MF 575, MF 550, MF 130 and MF165 MultiPower © Ben Blandford

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Mr Blandford first fell in love with the red-liveried tractors when his family moved to Bosbury in 1981 when he was just three years old, farming 60ha with their two Massey Ferguson 165s.

The collection has grown considerably since then, something that Mr Blandford admits he never intended.

Ben Blandford with a Massey Ferguson

Ben Blandford with a Massey Ferguson © Ben Blandford

Now farming more than 140ha, the tractors have helped the family in the production of cider apples, cricket bat willows and Christmas trees.

A particular highlight comes in the form of a tractor in each model of the entire Massey Ferguson 500 series, all in original condition with characteristic features, such as the iconic cigar lighters.

The Blandford family

The Blandford family © Ben Blandford

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