Little Red Massey Ferguson Dream Machine

Discover the little Red Massey Ferguson Dream machine, one of Britain’s all-time most popular tractors and one it means to one northwestern farmer.

| December 2019


The Massey Ferguson 35X is one of Britain’s all-time most popular tractors, and it also has a special place in the heart of one young farmer in the northwest

Back when I was in my late 20s, I lived on the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula, a stretch of land in northwest Wales that reaches like an arm out into the Irish Sea. I had not long bought a Massey Ferguson 35 that I used for harrowing, rolling, hay making and for popping to the shop with, and it really was my pride and joy.

Many was the time when I was working with the MF in the fields, I would see a little face pop up over the hedge – and there would be young Robat Thomas from the farm next door watching me. About 9 years old then, Robat was a quiet and serious dark-haired boy.


Although Robat’s family had plenty of tractors, they were all big modern machines, and young Robat was quite smitten with my little red tractor. He used to tell his parents how wonderful it was, to the point that they were all getting quite tired of hearing about the little red tractor.


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