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Auction of Case IH Silver Anniversary Magnum Tractor will boost Prince’s Emergency Relief Fund

Case IH has announced that the only Silver Edition Magnum 340 to come to the UK will be auctioned for charity later this year.

Profits from the sale will be donated to the new Prince’s Countryside Fund’s Emergency Relief Fund which supports farming and rural crisis charities. The special tractor is a limited edition based on the flagship 374hp Magnum 340 which Case IH has produced to mark 25 years of Magnum production at its factory at Racine in Wisconsin.

Case IH Silver Edition Magnum 340

Case IH Silver Edition Magnum 340

The initiative by Case IH will boost the new Emergency Relief Fund, which aims to raise £1 million to assist farmers who are struggling financially. The charity says that the recent difficult weather, combined with other pressures, has led to some farmers’ incomes falling by more than 50% this year, increasing the pressure on already hard-pressed rural charities. It is the brainchild of the Prince of Wales, who has a long-held commitment to supporting Britain’s rural areas.

Making the announcement, Charles Blessley, UK Marketing Manager for Case IH, stated: “Our business has been built on meeting the needs of the farming sector, so we are delighted to be able to assist the Prince’s Countryside Fund. Raising money for such a worthy cause is a fitting way to recognise a landmark in the history of a tractor which has made such a valuable contribution to UK agriculture.

Victoria Elms of the Prince’s Countryside Fund added: “We are delighted to have Case IH’s support towards our ultimate goal of raising £1m to benefit farmers who are suffering at this difficult time.”

Since the original Magnum was launched in 1988 this highly-respected model has been at the forefront of high-horsepower tractor design and continues to set industry standards in terms of its technical innovation, power and performance. The current five-model line-up, ranging from the Magnum 235 to the Magnum 340, continues to meet the power, durability, comfort and productivity needs of large-scale farmers in the UK.

In a test of large tractors published recently by Farmers Weekly the Magnum 340 model was singled out for its strong engine and efficient automatic transmission, while being highly rated for its fuel consumption, linkage lift capacity, hydraulic power, load capacity and turning circle.

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