JCB spreads the word to outer space on its 75th anniversary

A HUGE ‘75’ artwork visible from outer space was carved into a Staffordshire stubble field to mark JCB’s 75th birthday.

The giant logo is help launch a new high-tech precision guidance solution for JCB’s unique Fastrac agricultural tractor.

It was cultivated in a field eight miles away from the company’s World Headquarters at Rocester and covered almost eight acres – equivalent to four football pitches.

The birthday tribute was so distinctive is could be seen by imaging satellites orbiting high above the earth.

The special artwork was created ahead of JCB’s 75th anniversary on October 23 by one of the company’s most famous products – the Fastrac tractor, which was equipped the new JCB Twin Steer guidance system.

A team of JCB employees was behind the larger-than-life creation which is close to the market town of Uttoxeter where the late Joseph Cyril Bamford founded JCB in a lock-up garage on the same day as his son Anthony, now Lord Bamford, was born.

The team comprised Fastrac's sales engineer Peter Williams; senior sales engineer James Coxon; JCB agriculture product and marketing manager David Timmis and Fastrac product specialist Tom Mowforth.

"Seventy five years is a big milestone to reach and we wanted to mark it in a big way with a product which has played a significant role in JCB’s success," said David Timmis.

He added: " Using the JCB Fastrac to create a giant JCB logo in a field which could be seen from space seemed the perfect idea and the whole team was delighted with the result".



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