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26 Apr 2022

What not to miss at LAMMA 2022

What not to miss at LAMMA 2022

The line-up at LAMMA this year promises many ‘unmissable’ features and new products for farmers and contractors across all sectors.

With more than 600 agricultural businesses under one roof at the NEC on May 4 and 5, LAMMA is the perfect place to research machinery or technology purchases. Numerous new products will be on show, many being seen in the UK for the first time.

Those looking to update their tractor fleet can peruse new offerings which include: Kubota’s M6-001 and M6002 series (plus updates to M7003); Basak’s new 5000 Red Power series tractors; and Massey Ferguson’s MF7S.210 Exclusive spec Dyna-VT transmission and MF6S.155 Exclusive spec Dyna-6 transmission which can be seen on Chandlers’ stand.

New or updated handling equipment on show will include Lynx Engineering’s Stoll Profiline, Hauer’s XB Bionic front loader and Bobcat’s R- Series of telehandlers.

Those of particular interest to the arable sector include the UK debut of FarmDroid, a fully autonomous, solar-powered robot offering precision drilling and weeding which has joined the Opico line up. Originally developed by two Danish farmers the FarmDroid has had a successful introduction in northern Europe where organic growers have reported increased in beet yields of 40 to 60% over tractor-hoed crops. The manufacturers say this is down to the combination of precise seed placement and intra-row weed control making for uniform crop development.

Agriweld, Opico, HE-VA, Spaldings and Agricast are all revealing new or updated cultivation equipment. Sykes-Pickavant will be exhibiting new two and three leg mechanical pullers, while Cousins of Emneth is using the show to reveal several new products including a low disturbance soil loosener and a tine kit option for contour rolls. It will also be exhibiting a prototype roller.

Claydon will be revealing 4.8m and 3m Seed and Fertiliser models from its new range of Evolution mounted drills, together with a new 9m Straw Harrow and 4m TerraBlade inter-row hoe. Hutchinson is keen to show visitors its Omnia e-Seed drill conversion kit while Opico/Sky will be unveiling its 8m Easy Drill aimed at large acreage farms.

Other new products of interest to the arable farmer or contractor include Richard Western’s pusher-ram trailer range, Sencrop’s weather stations and Agronomy feature and a range of LED headlights from UTV Products.

Those of particular interest to the livestock sector include two new additions to McHale’s Variable Chamber baler range. The McHale V8940 non-chopper baler and the McHale V8950 15-knife chopper baler are high output machines designed to produce dense bales from 0.6m to 1.9m in diameter.

The team from Calibre Control is keen to demonstrate a new forage analyser to visitors looking to maximise their forage quality. The SCiO is a hand-held NIR device which can analyse forage on farm, in just 10 seconds.

GT Bunning will be revealing updates to in-cab screen options for its muckspreaders. These, along with a mobile app, allow close monitoring of the weight of spreader contents from the loader. Vredo will be showcasing two new slurry injectors. The Profi XL models offer all the features of the others in the range, but with 15 and 18m working widths.

Updates to the Keenan MechFiber paddle feeder will be explained at its stand. The company says the ‘small but significant’ changes will help farmers achieve greater nutritional performance from their livestock. The updates are now being rolled out and all existing models will be included in the new MechFiber+ range by the summer.

Visitors to the show will get a glimpse of the future of agri-tech with the Farming 4.0 Trail. By taking part in the Trail visitors will see the new and emerging technology that will redefine farming including the very latest in data, robotics, autonomous machines and devices.

The new Fendt & Valtra Speaker Zone brings expert advice on how to avoid becoming a target of rural and cyber crime. Speakers will discuss efforts being made to protect rural communities and share the support available to businesses.

Overseas opportunities will be explored at the International Export Advice Centre. Hosted by advisers from the Department of International Trade’s Agri-Tech team, it offers presentations and one-to-one advice for those interesting in taking their business to global markets.

Farming is a dangerous business, so once again Safety Revolution brings leading experts and inspiring speakers to offer practical advice and share first-hand experiences as part of the Farm Safety Zone.

Opportunities for professional development will also be in abundance with NRoSO, BASiS and DairyPro points on offer for visitors, plus career talks by industry experts at the Fendt & Valtra Speaker Zone.

“With a huge line up of unmissable features and presentations, not to mention the vast array of new products being seen for the first time, there is something for everyone at LAMMA,” says Nichola Bell, Head of Events for AgriConnect.

See a full list of the launches here.

Register for your FREE ticket, visit www.lammashow.com.

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