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Valtra Supports Camp Quality’s ‘esCARpade’ In Its 20th Year

Celebrating its milestone 20th year is esCARpade – the Camp Quality outback motoring initiative that brings together family, friends and car enthusiasts from all over Australia who are committed to making laughter the best medicine for children and their families living with cancer.

After two decades of wacky cars and dusty, muddy roads, Camp Quality organisers decided to retrace the 1992 route starting out on 14 October in Bendigo, Victoria and finishing in Bright, Victoria a week later.

Following from previous years, Valtra is yet again a proud sponsor of the Harvey family, who have been involved with esCARpade for a number of years. They joined the parade by travelling up to 450km per day in their custom designed BMW.

“My family and I were very proud to be a part of esCARpade again,” says Keith Harvey. “It was great to travel to so many different towns and being able to spread the word on the great work Camp Quality do.”

Offering family support, recreation and education programs, Camp Quality in Australia has raised millions of dollars to bring happiness and support to children and their families that have been affected by cancer. In particular, esCARpade in 2010 raised $1.3 million – the highest amount ever raised! Organisers and supporters alike are hoping to do the same this year – all the while, providing a week full of laughter and outdoor activities for a number of children and their families.

What local organisations do you support?

Sometimes Traction is Just Overrated…

… for example, when ag machinery gets repurposed for stuff that you really shouldn’t try at home.

Johnny Traber from Germany astonishes audiences by driving his Valtra N Series on two wheels. The trick is part of the Traber Stunt Show, which has been performing for decades. The trick tractor is a standard Valtra N Series that has been modified by stiffening the front end, increasing tyre pressures and decoupling the four-wheel-drive.

The relatively high centre of gravity, weight, low speed and price of the tractor make the stunt a real challenge. Johnny Traber trained intensively for months to learn how to drive on two wheels and the stunt requires precise planning. Johnny also tells us he focuses 150 percent on his performance, which is no doubt a smart thing to do considering the inherent danger of the stunt and the potential cost if it goes wrong!

This stunt has been performed by a professional driver, please do not try this at home. AGCO does not endorse unsafe driving of our products. AGCO supports farm safety efforts…check out the safety section of our blog.

Have you ever seen a professional tractor stunt driver?

Großer Valtra Fotowettbewerb mit vielen Preisen

Valtra Deutschland lädt Sie ein beim Valtra Fotowettbewerb 2011 teilzunehmen. Werden Sie Valtra Fotograf des Jahres 2011!

Sie haben “DAS Valtra-Bild” 2011 geschossen und möchten dieses mit uns teilen? Ihr Foto zeigt Valtra Traktoren in witzigem, außergewöhnlichem oder besonders eindrucksvollem Einsatz und Sie möchten attraktive Preise gewinnen?

Besuchen Sie uns auf unserer Homepage und schicken Sie uns Ihr Valtra-Bild 2011. Einsendeschluss ist der 31. Juli 2011.

Eine Auswahl der preisgekrönten Bilder wird sowohl auf unserer Homepage als auch in unserer Kundenzeitschrift Valtra Team veröffentlicht.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Einsendungen!

Ice Hockey World Champions at Valtra’s Suolahti Factory

Finnish ice hockey players Antti Pihlström, Jarkko Immonen and Jyrki Välivaara recently visited Valtra’s factory in Suolahti. The three players are part of the Finnish National Ice Hockey team that won the 2011 IIHF World Men’s Championship in Slovakia in May.

The “dude”, nickname for the world championship trophy, also made an appearance at the factory. Valtra staff was invited for a meet and greet with the players. Many used the opportunity to congratulate them in person and for a photo opportunity with the Finnish heroes.

Jarkko Immonen, forward and championship’s top scorer, continues to be amazed at the reception the team is receiving throughout the country. Likewise, the visit to Valtra was a positive experience for the players. For defense Jyrki Välivaara, the factory also proved a place of happy memories. In 2009 he had successfully completed a week-long internship at the assembly plant. “I wonder how many of the tractors I built then have since been returned to the factory”, he jokingly commented  his experience.

Pihlström, Immonen and Välivaara have close ties to Central Finland and Valtra. During the 2008-09 season they won the Finnish ice hockey championships while playing for Jyväskylä-based ice hockey team JYP. Valtra has been the main sponsor of JYP since 2004.

Ice hockey is undoubtedly the most popular sport in Finland. What sports do you follow?

Valtra ANTS On Tour

A 1:5 model of Valtra’s visionary ANTS concept has been touring Europe since its introduction in January. After appearing at exhibitions in France, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, the next tour stops will take ANTS to Agrisjå in Norway (26-28 Aug),  Koneagria in Finland (19-22 Oct) and Agritechnica in Germany (13-19 Nov).

For more details about the ANTS tour visit www.valtra60.com. There you can also download the new ANTS background pictures for your computer or mobile device.

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