Two NH tractors cover 5,000 miles for charity

The Blue Force tractor club has completed a coastline challenge across the UK and Ireland to celebrate 100 years of blue tractor production.

A New Holland T6.145 and a T6.180, built in Basildon, Essex, were lent by the manufacturer for the challenge.

The machines were piloted by Phil Gibson, Blue Force chairman, and the club’s treasurer, Peter Phelov.

The 5,000-mile trip took a total of 51 days, starting on 13 April 2017 and finishing in Basildon on 2 June 2017.

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Each tractor towed a shepherd’s hut for the entire trip with one housing sleeping quarters while the other provided fuel, oil and other supplies.

New Holland tractor with shepherd's hut

The real winners are the two charities, Cancer Research UK and Steps Conductive Education Centre, Loughborough.

A tidy sum of £13,000 has been raised so far, with a target of £25,000 by the end of the year, to be evenly split between the two.

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