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Gold Britains John Deere 5430i sprayer


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  • 3 months later...

i have just had the call to say i have one reserved to collect . did any one else on here get one ?

Yep me too!!. John Deere phoned me on my mobile at about 5.45pm to say one was reserved for me and to ask which dealer I wanted it sending to.

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John Deere have just released the following results for the draw

John Deere’s golden draw

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

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.

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I agree with all 3 of you.  If they were reasonably freely available at a sensible price, I would probably go for them simply to keep the my Britains collection complete, but the very low numbers made of some the gold models, their extremely restricted availability, and consequent astronomical price when and if they do become available means I have basically ignored them. 

Nice to see two going to members on here.  I hope all these sprayers will go to good homes (i.e. the genuine collectors who actually want them and will treasure them) and we won't see them suddenly appear on ebay (I have noticed 16 of the gold Agritechnica JD8345R have been offered on eBay so far - 3 from the same seller :-\ ,  and all round at about 200% profit)

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No your not, i think they look like something you would get in the Swansea branch of Lidl, gold sprayed plastic  ???

hear hear, can't see the appeal myself. OK, 12 in the UK makes it ultra-rare, but if they released 10000 of them in the UK, do we really think there'd be any more than 12 sold anyway... ???

Congrats to the boys who got one though, you must be chuffed to bits....

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