It’s a week to go until the Midlands Machinery Show (16-17 November), which provides visitors with a chance to see the latest machinery. From new tractors to robots and precision sprayers to low disturbance cultivators and new technology, it’s all there.
Lemken will be showcasing its digital solution, iQBlue, designed to improve efficiency, both in the field and the office. The easy-to-install module is a cost-effective alternative to upgrading kit, so users can benefit from optimised implement performance and automatic data management.
Meanwhile, the latest JCB Fastrac will be making its Midlands Machinery Show debut, sitting alongside a selection of other JCB handlers exhibited by Sharmans Agricultural and G&J Peck.
For visitors wanting to see kit in action, demonstrations will run from 10am to 3.20pm, and will include drones and robotic technology from DroneAg and Opico, respectively. Visitors can also see the impressive Manitou MLT 961-160V + L and Manitou MLT 741-130PS with the new Strimech bucket from Chandlers and the JCB 560-80 with a range of attachments from Sharmans.
Two NRosO and two BASIS points will also be available for visitors, who can either fill in membership number and name / address details when they register for the show or visit the NRoSO/BASIS point stand at the show in the GSEH and register their membership number and address.
For those after a hands-on experience, there will be a number of vehicles available for a test drive. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to drive an HGV, Diamond Driver Training will have some training vehicles ready to do so. There will also be a chance to check out how the Ineos Grenadier handles on the 4x4 track, courtesy of Chandlers.
For those with an interest in regenerative agriculture, the NFU is holding a half-day conference on the first day of the show. The mini conference is aimed at farmers who want to find out more about regenerative farming, beyond the buzz word. It will include sessions that outline regenerative farming practices; examine the impact of practices on businesses’ bottom lines; and talks from farmers already employing regenerative techniques.
Mental health and farm safety are also in the spotlight at this year’s show, with Singleton Training Services focusing on what to do if you are involved in an accident, together with a question-and-answer session. “The accident statistics in farming are far too high, so we hope to educate visitors on the steps they can take to prevent an accident, and what to do if they unfortunately find themselves in one,” says show organiser Elizabeth Halsall.
“The show truly has something for everyone; it promises to be a fantastic event for all involved.”