‘The Massey 35 is a su­perb lit­tle trac­tor to work with’

Irish Independent - Farming - - ANALYSIS -

AT ONLY 21 years of age, Marc Gam­ble is al­ready well known in plough­ing cir­cles with his name en­graved on nu­mer­ous cups and plaques.

His pre­ferred trac­tor mount is his 1959 Massey Fer­gu­son 35 at­tached to a Ran­somes three fur­row plough.

Marc started plough­ing when he was 12 and hasn’t looked back since, com­pet­ing in var­i­ous parts of the UK and Ire­land.

“I cer­tainly am fol­low­ing on from my Dad and Grandad with this pas­sion for plough­ing,” he said.

“I have been suc­cess­ful win­ning quite a few of my classes and have com­peted in two all-Ire­land matches.

“The Massey Fer­gu­son 35 is a su­perb lit­tle trac­tor to plough with as it is steady with very re­ac­tive hy­draulics which you need for op­er­at­ing a plough. In fact, I learned to drive on a MF 35 trac­tor too.

“I sim­ply adore plough­ing and all the events it takes me too. I com­peted in Car­low in 2016 at the all-Ire­land match, which was very im­por­tant for me as my Grandad had also ploughed there some 20 years prior to that,” he said.

Marc was di­ag­nosed with di­a­betes two years ago and has or­gan­ised a trac­tor road run to raise funds for the char­ity Di­a­betes UK.

Marc said: “It’s just a lit­tle road run or­gan­ised by me and fam­ily to raise funds for the char­ity.

“Last year, trac­tor own­ers came out in force to sup­port us with 60 trac­tors turn­ing up for the run. In to­tal we raised over £1,000 which was well above our ex­pec­ta­tions.”

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