Twelve die-cast model collectors in the UK are now the lucky owners of a special limited edition gold model from John Deere, following the company’s 5430i self-propelled sprayer draw.
A total of 312 names were entered for the draw by the mid-November deadline, and the 12 successful applicants will collect their models, costing £150 including VAT, from the following John Deere dealers:
AIS, Sudbury, Derbyshire
Agricultural Machinery, Nantwich, Cheshire
Ben Burgess & Co, Norwich, Norfolk
Cornwall Farmers, Callington, Cornwall
DKR Agricultural Services, Biggar, Lanarkshire
Everitt & Marshall, Hexham, Northumberland
Farol Ltd, Milton Common, Oxfordshire (2)
RBM Agricultural, Louth, Lincolnshire
RBM Agricultural, Market Weighton, Yorkshire
Rea Valley Tractors, Pontesbury, Shropshire
Sharmans Agricultural, Pytchley, Northamptonshire
5430i gold model sprayer
The sprayer is based on a Britains 1:32 scale model of the 5430i, but is finished in gold and presented in a special collectors box. It was commissioned by John Deere Fabriek Horst, the company’s factory in the Netherlands where the real-life sprayer is manufactured. Only 100 models have been produced worldwide, and just 12 were made available for sale in the UK and Ireland.
Those interested in buying one of the models were originally invited to complete and post an application form to John Deere’s UK headquarters. The draw was made on Friday 13 November, 2009.
1:32 scale model of a 1470E forestry harvester
The latest John Deere Collection catalogue features a wide range of collectible die-cast models, including a number of new releases for 2010. These include a 1:32 scale model of a 1470E forestry harvester from Siku, costing £36.27 plus VAT, which would make an unusual addition to anyone’s collection. Orders can be placed with local John Deere dealers, or via the company’s website at www.johndeere.co.uk
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