A brand new 100hp tractor and sprayer worth nearly €60,000 is up for grabs in the Farming Independent’s latest machinery giveaway. Not only have readers the chance to win a Kubota M9960 tractor, but the Irish Independent along with Zurich Insurance have teamed up to throw in a new Berthoud Alto 800 sprayer.
With new rules forcing all sprayers to have a new ‘NCT’ inspection by November, many of the estimated 40,000 farmers that own sprayers will be considering investing in a new model to ensure compliance with the new rules.
The Kubota, famed for its compactness, features a total of 12 forward and 12 reverse speeds, along with low engine noise and vibration, according to Fintan Murphy of Murphy Machinery.
The competition will run daily in the Irish Independent and weekly in the Sunday Independent from next Tuesday, August 30.
To be in with a chance of winning, entrants must collect 15 tokens over the three weeks the competition is running. Tokens will appear on page two of the Irish Independent each day, within the Sunday Independent, and a bonus token will be available via the Irish Independent’s Facebook.
Once 15 tokens have been collected, entry forms to submit entries can be found in the Farming Independent every Tuesday, the Irish Independent every Friday, and in the Sunday Independent on Sundays.
Automatic entry will also be available at the National Ploughing Championships at the Irish Independent tent, where visitors will also get the chance to see tractor and sprayer in the flesh.
Entry is unlimited so participants can enter as often as they like.
Colm Blake, marketing manager with Zurich Insurance said that as Ireland’s fastest growing insurer, they were looking forward to meeting farmers at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.