Footy-playing sheep farmer wins Landboss UTV for Father's Day

LANDBOSS WINNER: Des Hanrahan, of Daysdale, is the winner of a Landboss UTV in our Father's Day competition. Son Phillip said his dad always found time for footy even though he worked so hard on the farm.
LANDBOSS WINNER: Des Hanrahan, of Daysdale, is the winner of a Landboss UTV in our Father's Day competition. Son Phillip said his dad always found time for footy even though he worked so hard on the farm.

A photo of a father and son taking time out to kick a footy while feeding the sheep has won the major prize in this year’s Landboss Father’s Day competition.

Des Hanrahan, of Daysdale, in the Riverina area of NSW, is the lucky dad.

He was nominated by son Phillip, 9, who said: “I love my dad because he is always working hard on the farm and he always has time to kick the footy.” Daughter Ashley, 11, was also in on the competition entry, taking the prize-winning photo.

The kids often join in and help out with sheep work, Des said.

The Hanrahan family – Des and wife Elvie and Des’s brother Len and his wife Janet – grow sheep (Merino and Border Leicester) and grain on their 1400-hectare property. Des’s father and grandfather were farmers in the district before him.

Des said he had been budgeting to upgrade an old quad bike to a Landboss-type vehicle – something with better safety equipment. That was now one less expense he’d have to worry about.

TOUGH AND DEPENDABLE: The Landboss 800D UTV is designed to go just about anywhere. LE model shown; the Father's Day prize is the base model worth $15,990.

TOUGH AND DEPENDABLE: The Landboss 800D UTV is designed to go just about anywhere. LE model shown; the Father's Day prize is the base model worth $15,990.

The judges agreed that Des was a deserving winner of the Landboss 800D utility vehicle worth $15,990.

It was a tough decision with more than 1000 entries received from right across Australia. The winner was selected from a shortlist of 25 finalists. You can view their tributes to their fathers in this photo gallery.

The Landboss 800D UTV is designed for farmers or recreational users looking for a high-quality, high-powered diesel vehicle that can go just about anywhere.

Powered by a hard-wearing Perkins engine, the Landboss is renown for its sturdiness, safety and agility. With a two-year factory guarantee, the Landboss is backed by a network of more than 80 dealers.

WORKHORSE:  The Landboss 800D UTV is ready for work with more than a one-tonne carrying capacity, a 450-kilogram cargo box and a 700-kilogram tow capacity.

WORKHORSE: The Landboss 800D UTV is ready for work with more than a one-tonne carrying capacity, a 450-kilogram cargo box and a 700-kilogram tow capacity.

Its 800cc, three-cylinder Perkins diesel engine is matched with a CVTech transmission that has selectable 2WD and 4WD, front and rear differential locks and turf mode.

The spacious cab includes a bench seat while a ROPS-certified roll frame offers protection. 

It’s not all about the comfort. The Landboss 800D UTV is ready for work with more than a one-tonne carrying capacity, a 450-kilogram cargo box and a 700-kilogram tow capacity.