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ABOUT THE SHOW

The ‘Master Mechanic’ reality challenge is made up of a series of three short episodes. Six participants in three teams will compete for the R100 000 grand prize. The winning team will be determined by a well-known television personality as the show host, in conjunction with two AGCO Africa specialist judges, who will score the teams on the criteria of technical ability, MF product knowledge and teamwork.

The Judges & HOST

JUDGE

RICHARD HEALD
(Tenacious being)

Richard has over 30 years of experience in Massey Ferguson products. He worked his way up from the bottom – started as a mechanic at Massey Ferguson in the UK and he is now the Director of Field Service at AGCO, responsible for the Asia-Pacific and Africa region.

JUDGE

RYAN CLARK
(Massey Ferguson Fella)

Ryan believes that Massey Ferguson runs in his blood. His father was a Massey Ferguson Technician and he believed he had made his old man proud by working his way up to become a Product Marketing Manager at AGCO, responsible for Low Horse Power tractors in Africa.

HOST

Simon Witbooi
AKA HemelBesem

Simon is one of the hosts of the VIA TV show Landbouweekliks in South Africa. Hemelbesem is the stage name/nom de plume of rapper, writer, poet, actor and activist. He’s easygoing nature and his television experience and credibility with the farming community make him an excellent choice to host the MF Master Mechanic Reality show.

In The News

Massey Ferguson launches the world-first Master Mechanic reality show in South Africa​

Three teams of two mechanics each to battle it out for a R100 000 grand prize

As a unique showcase of the skills and capabilities of Massey Ferguson mechanics countrywide, AGCO Africa is proud to present the world-first MF ‘Master Mechanic’ reality challenge. The challenge will premiere on YouTube and Facebook at 18:30 on 3 November 2021, with the remaining episodes following in subsequent weeks.

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