Over 50 years ago, in 1972 Colin Ubergang acquired the Versatile Tractor Company distributorship in Australia.
Colin formed “Versatile Farm Machinery” which was located on his property at “Copperfield” at Crooble New South Wales.
There were five Versatile tractors imported in the first shipment.
The first Versatile tractor was a 900 sold and delivered by Versatile Farm Machinery on 24 January 1974 to C.H. Ledingham “Merinda” Biniguy New South Wales.
To mark the 50 Year anniversary of the first Versatile Tractor in Australia a celebration will be held at next year’s Allora Heritage Weekend on 27 and 28 January.
Celebrations will continue on 10 and 11 February at the Goondiwindi Showgrounds where Versatile tractors and other makes and models will be exhibited. For details on this event contact Jack Barry on 0401 331 948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This article appeared in the Allora Advertiser, 6 December 2023.