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Classic Ferguson tractor set to interrupt information elevating funds for MND

A tractor fanatic from Wick in northern Scotland is about to embark on a mammoth fundraising effort, driving his 1949 Ferguson TED20 tractor from John O’ Groats to Lands Finish.  

Proprietor Pete Burdass will start the epic 1,200-mile journey on 4 June to lift cash for the Motor Neurone Illness Affiliation, after his mom sadly handed away following a brief however devastating battle with the illness.

To this point, “The little gray Fergie problem” has raised greater than £13,000, and Mr Burdass hopes to finish the journey, which has by no means been tried on a Ferguson tractor earlier than, in simply 12 days.

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“If I don’t do it now, I’ll by no means do it,” stated Mr Burdass. “I’m 52 in per week’s time.

“It’s by no means been achieved earlier than in a petroleum paraffin Fergie, so it’s going to be fairly spectacular to attain such a purpose.”

Little grey Fergie tractor

© Pete Burdass

Mr Burdass has absolutely restored the tractor himself, so he has full religion that the Fergie will full the journey with none hiccups.

“I purchased it about three years in the past. After I acquired it again house, it was leaking extra oil than it was holding,” he stated.

“Coming from a farming and agricultural engineering background, I stripped it again to the naked bones and it’s been rebuilt from scratch. It’s sitting like a model new tractor now.”

Mr Burdass has deliberate a route that includes stopping in a number of places throughout the UK, together with driving by the centre of Edinburgh.

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