WIN A TRACTOR AND SPRAYER WORTH €60,000
WIN a Kubota M9960 Tractor plus the Alto 800 Sprayer with the Irish Independent
The Irish Independent, Farming Independent and the Sunday Independent together with Zurich Insurance, Ireland’s fastest growing farm insurer, has announced that every reader will be in with a chance to win over €60,000 in farm machinery. The competition developed to celebrate this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore, will run daily in the Irish Independent and weekly in the Sunday Independent from Tuesday, 30 August.
The prize, a Kubota M9960 tractor and a Berthoud Alto 800 sprayer has a combined worth of almost €60,000. Standing at only 67.4" tall, the top-of-the-line tractor transmission features six speeds on the main shift, as well as high/low range, to offer a total of 36 forward and 36 reverse speeds c/w hydraulic forward/reverse shuttle. The diesel engine also boasts low noise and low vibration. It has air-conditioning and pneumatic seat for driver comfort. The sprayer’s design includes a high density polyethylene tank with large fill opening that holds 800 litres of water. It has a gama 105 l/min piston pump with constant pressure, 80 litre rinse tank, 15 litre hand wash tank and 12 meter self-levelling boom c/w winch and self-filler.
To be in with a chance of winning, entrants must collect 15 tokens over the course of the four week promotion. Tokens will appear on page two of the Irish Independent and the Sunday Independent, and a bonus token will be available via the Farming Independent’s Facebook. In addition, entrants must complete an entry form which can be found in the Irish Independent every Tuesday, in the Farming Independent, every Friday and each Sunday, in the Sunday Independent.
This exciting giveaway will coincide with the National Ploughing Championships, Tullamore, 20-22 September where the tractor and sprayer will be displayed at the Irish Independent tent during the three day outdoor exhibition.
Geoff Lyons, Commercial Director with INM, said: “The Irish Independent and Sunday Independent are delighted to team up with Zurich Insurance for this exciting giveaway. This year, we’re not only giving away a tractor, but we’ve added a brand new Berthoud Alto 800 sprayer to the mix which is a life changing prize and will be of particular interest to farmers, who will be aware of recent changes to the standard of regulations of sprayers in Ireland. All sprayers will need to have a certificate of inspection under the new Sustainable Use Directive by November 26 forcing many farmers to reassess their spray machinery requirements. The prize giveaway will be displayed at the Irish Independent marquee during the three day outdoor exhibition.”
Colm Blake, Marketing Manager with Zurich Insurance, added: “Zurich Insurance is delighted to be a part of this exciting prize giveaway with the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent. As Ireland’s fasting growing farm insurer, we’re always looking at new ways to support the farming community like our innovative farm insurance app helping us offer competitive and sustainable value to farmers. We’re looking forward to meeting many of our customers and lots of potential new ones at this year’s National Ploughing Championships. Zurich wishes all Independent readers every good luck trying to win this fantastic and topical prize.”
Supplier of the prize Fintan Murphy, Director of Murphy Machinery, Kilkenny said: “Murphy Machinery is delighted to be able to collaborate with the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent and Zurich Insurance for this great prize. This tractor, is part of the current range of Kubota tractors and is the brand’s top selling tractor model in the Irish market at the moment. Both Kubota and Berthoud are premium brands and we are excited to be able to giveaway these quality machines. Everyone here at Murphy Machinery wishes all entrants the best of luck.”