Fendt Field Day sets North American record at Lacombe's Pentagon Farm Centre

A total of 130 Fendt tractors were in the Pentagon Farm Centre field in Lacombe, Alta. on Tuesday, July 9 for the Fendt Field Day. The field day set a North American record for the most Fendt tractors in a single field. Ashli Barrett / Lacombe Globe

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A new North American record for the most Fendt tractors in a single field was set Tuesday at Pentagon Farm Centre in Lacombe.

Over 130 Fendt tractors, including 96 customer units, gathered at the centre on the city’s eastern edge for their Fendt Field Day, which included a tractor parade, lunch, activities for the kids, not to mention the ability to see a variety of Fendt tractors and merchandise up close and hang out with other Fendt fans.

Pentagon last held such an event in 2016, but also held one in 2014, where they set the record with 77 tractors taking part in the parade.

“In Germany, they have big field days like this every year  – Fendt puts them on – and they have thousands and thousands of people who come, and so we’ve copied what they do,” said Pentagon Farm Centre’s General Manager Tyler Williams. “We invited out customers here to bring their tractors and hang out for the day and that’s what we’ve got here.”

Williams described Fendt as having premium machines, or the “cadillac” of the tractor industry, with owners of such machines passionate about the brand.

“The people who own these machines are proud of them,” he said. “It’s a big Fendt family, a Fendt culture and they’re proud to be here and show them off.”

A total of 96 customer-owned Fendt units from as far away as Manitoba rolled across the Pentagon Farm Centre field during a tractor parade as part of the Fendt Field Day activities on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Ashli Barrett / Lacombe Globe

Jim Wyne, right, discusses features of the Fendt 900 S4 Series engine with a ML 260 transmission and a horsepower of 270-360 with Glen Kuzio of Thorsby, Alta. during Pentagon Farm Centre’s Fendt Field Day at their site on Lacombe’s eastern edge, just off Hwy 12. A variety of equipment was on display – including a plethora of tractors, as well as merchandise. Ashli Barrett / Lacombe Globe

Attendees of the Fendt Field Day on July 9, 2019 at Pentagon Farm Centre take a closer look at one of the tractors on site. Ashli Barrett / Lacombe Globe

Bystanders watch Fendt tractors pass by during a parade as part of Fendt Field Day festivities at the Pentagon Farm Centre field during a tractor parade as part of the Fendt Field Day activities on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Ashli Barrett / Lacombe Globe

 

 

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