M&B Farming is based in the Market Weighton area, started up 15 years ago, a joint venture between two cousins turned into a successful agriculture business. JD Megginson and DC, RC & J Bell became M&B Farming ltd in order to make better use of the labour and to share equipment, they have worked efficiently as M&B Farming ltd ever since. Between the two, M&B Farming farms about 1200 acres of land, growing mainly cereals and many root crops as well as offering contracting services. The farming business currently employs two other members of staff to help out.
Speaking to Richard, one half of M&B, he told us
how they have worked hand in hand with Peacock & Binnington since M&B was established:
"Since before the start-up of our business, we would buy machinery from Peacock & Binnington. We have four tractors that are all from P&B, as well as a Massey Ferguson Combine, and a JCB Loadall.
We have a good relationship with our sales representative Marcus, and the backup we have received has been excellent. They are selling good quality products and it’s been great to have a good team support us through our business journey."
Back in 2019, M&B approached us as they were after a used machine, at the time they were looking for a Massey Ferguson 7726 Dyna VT. When Marcus Bourne, Branch Sales Manager, approached them and told them about a fancy gold version of the machine they were on the hunt for, they decided to take a look.
125 years of Peacock & Binnington meant huge celebrations and one way we did that was to wrap a Massey Ferguson in Gold, there was only one of its colour available, meaning it was Limited Edition and this sparked the interest of M&B Farming.
"It ticked all of the boxes, the gold did appeal to us but the purchase was much more down to the model, the machine would be used to pull our 6M Vaderstad drill and other pieces of equipment so it was vital that it did what we needed it to do." Said Richard.
The gold, special wrapped tractor has black painted wheels and roof and was delivered on 4th October 2019 by Henry from H&G Blundell.
A practical straightforward and reliable machine, the MF 7700S tractors have been designed and built to meet the needs of professional farmers across all sectors of the industry, a comprehensive choice of power output, transmission, cab specification, hydraulics & PTO means that individuals can specify a machine to precisely meet their every need.
A gold tractor passing by is sure to catch attention, we asked Richard how he has found using a machine that isn’t quite ordinary…
"It’s very different, people always ask us why it is gold and we tell them about Peacock & Binnington’s 125 years anniversary celebrations and how it is one of a kind.
We’ve often had lorry drivers pull into the yard and take a picture so that they can go back and show their family and friends, it’s a great ice breaker and a real talking point for us. We’ve had the tractor for 2 years now and even with it being a real head turner, it has performed well on the tasks that we initially bought it for!"
We are glad that M&B Farming have had the best experience with their Peacock & Binnington supplied Limited Edition Massey Ferguson machine and we wish them the very best of luck in the future.