JCB Auction

A unique JCB Loadall AGRI Pro was manufactured by 68 JCB apprentices earlier this year as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017 to showcase the combined skills of JCB apprentices and generate interest in the company’s apprenticeship programme.

To celebrate the apprentices’ remarkable achievement, JCB Chairman Lord Bamford has generously offered to auction this JCB 541-70 Loadall AGRI Pro model for charity. Working in partnership with the Farmers Guardian, the proceeds of the auction will be used to support young farmers through the Louise Hartley Scholarship Fund and provide support to a farmers’ mental health charity through the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI). 

Made By Apprentices

One team working together to manufacture and assemble an AGRI Pro Loadall from scratch, celebrating our national training opportunities for young people.

The stylish machine was unveiled at the JCB World Headquarters during National Apprenticeship Week 2017

The Louise Hartley Scholarship Fund

The Louise Hartley Scholarship Fund was launched as a legacy to the former Farmers Guardian journalist Louise Hartley, who passed away last year after a short but incredibly brave battle with ovarian cancer.

Louise’s passion for farming inspired her family to help fund other young farmers keen to develop their career. 


The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) provides financial assistance to farmers and farm workers in difficulty. A growing part of its remit is to provide confidential advice and support. Farmers work long hours in a 24/7 business, mostly in remote areas, and have to deal with various business uncertainties, which can take its toll on their mental health.