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Silver anniversary Case IH Magnum raises funds for charity at Cereals

 
(l-r)  Phil Vickery, auction winner Bob Vaughan and auctioneer Bill King
 
 
 
A tractor donated by Case IH has raised more than 26,000 for charity in an auction held at Cereals 2013 to benefit The Princes Countryside Fund.
 
Former England Rugby Captain Phil Vickery presented the keys to the unique Silver Edition Magnum 340 to Bob Vaughan, of Case IH dealer Startin Tractors in Warwickshire, whose final bid of 113,500 drew applause from a crowd of more than 900 spectators.
 

Case IH donated all income above half the 174,465 list price to The Princes Countryside Funds emergency relief fund, of which Phil is an ambassador and which supports farming and rural crisis charities. The fund received 26,267 from the auction, which was conducted by Bill King from Cheffins.

 
Based on the 374hp Magnum 340, flagship of the Magnum range, this special tractor was produced by Case IH to mark 25 years of Magnum evolution at its factory in Racine, Wisconsin.
Since the original Magnum was produced there 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, points out the company.
 

Case IH UK marketing manager Charles Blessley, said: We are very pleased that so many people came to the auction and with the generosity of the people who put in a bid. Im delighted to see that this unique machine has helped raise money for such a worthy cause.


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