Farm Ireland

Thursday 26 April 2018


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.”

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Post your completed entry forms, with 15 tokens, to Win a Tractor Competition, P.O. Box 11, Independent News & Media PLC, Independent House, 27-32 Talbot Street, Dublin 1. You can submit more than one entry in an envelope, provided that the name of the person entering is the same and there is a separate entry form and 15 tokens attached for each entry. If the name of each person is different, please submit in a separate envelope. Closing date for receipt of entries is strictly Friday, September 30th at 5pm.


Terms and Conditions:

  1. The promotion is open to residents of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland aged 18 years or over except employees of the promoter, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.
  2. To enter the promotion, entrants must submit a completed entry form together with 15 valid tokens to Win a Tractor Competition, P.O. Box 11, Independent News & Media PLC, Independent House, 27-32 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 to arrive no later than 5pm on Friday, September 30.
  3. The prize will not be exchanged for monetary equivalent.
  4. Entry forms will be published from Tuesday August 30 to September 22 in the Farming Independent every Tuesday, the Irish Independent every Friday and the Sunday Independent. Valid tokens will be printed in the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent  from Monday, August 11 to Friday, September 5.
  5. Responsibility will not be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entries will become the property of the Promoter.
  6. The prizes are in total a Kubota M9960 Tractor plus the Alto 800 Sprayer.
  7. All prizes will be subject to any additional terms and conditions of the supplier of the prize to the Promoter.
  8. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss, damage or consequential damage of any nature in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise caused by the acceptance of the terms and conditions or in connection with the prize.
  9. The winner will be the person who has answered the question on the entry form correctly and in the opinion of the judges completes the tiebreaker in the most apt or original way. The decision of the Judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The panel of judges will include at least one member who is independent of the Promoter. The winners will be notified by phone call on October 24th. The winner must claim the prize within 1 month of the notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with the Promotion rules.
  10. The winner’s name will be published in the Irish Independent during week commencing October 31st. The winner’s details (name and county) will be made available on request to those writing to Tractor Competition Queries, P.O. Box 11, Independent News & Media PLC, Independent House, 27-32 Talbot Street, Dublin 1   within ten weeks after the closing date, enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope.
  11. The winner may be required to participate in unpaid publicity arising from this promotion.
  12. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
  13. Incomplete or illegible entries will not be accepted.  Original tokens only, no photocopies will be accepted. 
  14. By entering the promotion all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the rules and consent to the transfer of the personal data to the Data Controller for the purposes of the administration of this promotion and for any other purpose to which the entrant has consented. All entry instructions form part of the rules.
  15. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions.
  16. Prizes are non transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  17. These terms and conditions shall be governed by Irish law and the Courts of the Republic of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
  18. Promoter and Data Controller: Independent News & Media PLC, Independent House, 27-32 Talbot St, Dublin 1.

Registration costs, VAT, VRT, delivery cost are paid by Murphy Machinery. Road tax and insurance costs are payable by the winner.

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