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