Great Equipment, Five-Star Service

A Massey Ferguson dealer offers two young farmers a helping hand.

By Clair McLafferty | Photos By Alain Lefort

Sébastien (right), with Ismaël and his girlfriend, Stéphanie Coutu.

Sébastien (right), with Ismaël and his girlfriend, Stéphanie Coutu.

Perhaps it was providence or just great luck. Whatever the reason, Ismaël Villeneuve now has two Massey Ferguson® tractors and a dependable dealership.

Ismaël had been shopping for another brand of tractor at a dealership close to the farm he works with his brother near Sayabec, Quebec. “I asked for prices and had to make a lot of phone calls,” says Ismaël. “It took way too long. They didn’t take us seriously because we were young and new to the region.”

Then, destiny intervened. On the way home from the other dealership, Ismaël got lost and ended up at Machinerie J.N.G. Thériault, the Massey Ferguson dealer in Amqui, Quebec. And while the visit was happenstance, it was time well spent.

The very next day, the brothers received pricing for an MF5450. Two days later, a representative from the dealership dropped off the tractor and demonstrated its use. Such a speedy response, says Ismaël, “really took me by surprise.”

The MF5450 has since been their go-to for numerous and far-ranging tasks around the farm. From spreading herbicides and fertilizer on the fields to pressing and moving hay bales, its maneuverability and exceptional visibility from the cab make it indispensable for farm work, says Ismaël.

“The versatility is the biggest advantage of the 5450. For its size, it is very strong and very powerful.” In addition, says Ismaël about Machinerie J.N.G. Thériault, “The service with these guys is five star.”

With such a positive experience, the brothers have since purchased an MF7616. “For the work we have to do at this specific farm, it’s perfect,” says Ismaël of the 150-engine HP tractor, which he and Sébastien use for sowing seeds, spreading manure and snowplowing. “Compared to other [tractors], the price is affordable and the fuel efficiency is better.”

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