28 May 1999

HELP A CHILD

AND WIN A JCB FASTRAC!

You could win a 170hp JCB Fastrac 3185 worth £70,000 in the JCB/NSPCC/FW competition

running over the next six weeks. Its a competition with a difference though –

were asking you to donate £10 to the NSPCCs Full Stop campaign with your entry.

THIS is almost certainly the biggest competition ever to run in the pages of farmers weekly. Not just because the £70,000 JCB Fastrac is the most valuable piece of equipment weve ever had on offer, but because the aim of the competition is to bring in £50,000 towards the £1m target JCB has set itself to raise this year for the NSPCCs Full Stop campaign.

FIRST PRIZE:

JCB FASTRAC 3185

JCB changed the face of tractor design when it launched the Fastrac range eight years ago. It was the first – and is still the only – tractor with a full suspension system, enabling it to carry out transport and field duties equally well. The 3185 on offer is currently the biggest and best in the range.

An advanced suspension system allows higher working speeds, as both the driver and implements like sprayers are cushioned from bumps and jolts. The chassis remains level, whatever the load on the rear deck, so as the weight of liquid diminishes in a demount sprayer, for instance, the spray nozzles remain at the same height above the crop. And for improved handling and safety, anti-roll bars stiffen the suspension when cornering.

The Fastracs braking system is pretty impressive too. Designed to meet EC truck standards, which are far tougher than those for tractors, the special air-brakes bring it to a halt quicker than a standard 40kph tractor and trailer with an equal load, even though the Fastrac could be travelling 50% faster.

HOW TO ENTER

All you have to do for a chance to win a JCB 3185 Fastrac is fill in the coupon and answer the simple question at the top, the answer to which is given somewhere in the text on this page. Your donation can be sent by cheque with the coupon or pledged over the following credit card free-phone number: 0800-731 9471 (8.30am-6pm weekdays). We have set £10 as the minimum donation, but wed be delighted if you want to pledge more.

THE PRIZES

1ST PRIZE

A JCB Fastrac 3185(worth £70,000).

2ND PRIZE

Three pedal Fastracs (worth £85 each).

3RD PRIZE

12 Fastrac die-cast models (worth £20 each).

Full Stop campaign

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) embarked on its biggest campaign ever in March 1999 – to end cruelty to children within a generation.

Called Full Stop, the campaign aims to raise awareness of child abuse, change public attitudes and bring about positive action.

The Full Stop campaign aims to launch new services to help and support children at risk and build strong, loving families. But it all needs money – at least £250m in cash and pledges over the next two years. Thats where you can help by entering this competition.

RULES

&#8226 For a chance to win the JCB 3185 Fastrac, complete the coupon on this page and answer the simple question.

2 While there is no entry fee as such, we would ask all entrants to make a donation of £10 or more, either by cheque or via the credit card freephone line. Cheques must be made out to JCB/NSPCC.

3 Competition pages will appear in the FW issues of May 28, June 4, 11, 18 and 25. The text will change from week to week, but the question will remain the same.You can send back more than one completed coupon but if you do please consider sending a separate donation with each. There is no cash alternative to the prizes.

4 All entries will be examined and the correct entries entered into a draw.

5 The decision of the editor of farmers weekly in all matters is final and legally binding. Details of the winning entries will appear in farmers weekly in December.

6 The competition is open to all readers in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, apart from employees of JCB and its distributors; employees (and families of employees) of farmers weekly and its printers; and employees of Brookes & Vernons Ltd.

7 The promoter of this competition is JCB Landpower Ltd, Cecilly Mills, Cheadle, Staffs ST10 4QT in conjunction with Reed Business Information.

JCB/NSPCC/FARMERS WEEKLY COMPETITION

Answer thIS SIMPLE question:

What is the name of the JCB tractor range? ………………………………………….

Fill in the rest of this coupon:

Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms (circle). First name………………………………………………….

Surname ………………………………………………………………………………………

Address………………………………………………………………………………………..

…………………………………………………………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………………Post code………………………..

Telephone number…………………………………………………………………………..

(Please tick appropriate box)

Are you a farmer (owner)? q farmer (tenant)? q farm manager? q contractor? q other? (please state)…………………………………………….

Farm hectares………….Arable hectares…………. Grass hectares……………….

Livestock type and number……………………………………………………………….

How many tractors of over 115hp do you operate?…………………………………

q Please tick if you do not want to receive further promotional information from JCB Landpower

Make a donation:

Send a cheque for £10 or more, made out to JCB/NSPCC, with this coupon, or ring 0800-731 9471 (8.30am-6pm Mon-Fri), answer the question and make a credit card donation of £10 (or more).

Return this form to: JCB/NSPCC/FW competition, PO Box 50, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 8BR. Closing date is Nov 26 1999.