Visitors to this year’s Midlands Machinery Show on 8-9 November at Newark Showground will be treated to a range of new products, fresh to the market.
The machinery market is ever evolving, as farmers attempt to do more with less and find equipment which has multiple functions. “It’s great that so many exhibitors find the show the best place to launch their new products,” says show organiser, Elizabeth Halsall.
One new product that will be exhibited at the show is a new model of the Arcusin Multipack machine – the Multipack E14. “This machine will collect and tie conventional bales into packs which can then be transported mechanically, eliminating the manual work previously associated with the handling of small conventional bales,” explains Stephen Gillman, director at Arcusin.
“The main differences to previous models are; when the bales are fed into the machine, they are now compressed horizontally as well as vertically, this machine has five knotting twines for a pack, using bales of up to 1.2m in length, and it comes with a new touch screen control panel.”
A vital cog in farming operations is fuel, and a new app from MeritAgCheck aims to help farmers keep a handle on fuel management by tracking and monitoring fuel consumption.
On the Chandlers stand, there will be three new pieces of kit for visitors to see - the Fendt 728 tractor, the Valta Q series and the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster pickup. The Valta offers improved precision technology and driver comfort, while winner of Tractor of the Year 2023, the Fendt 728 includes a new six-cylinder engine, optional 60in track width and a new generation of the Fendt Cargo front loader.
The Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster is the pickup version of the Grenadier SUV; with its similar boxy looks it has been designed as a double cab to seat five people. Stretched by 305mm compared to the SUV, it has a maximum payload of 760kg.
BA Bush and Son will be unveiling the new VDR 900 VF Technology tyre, which is designed to handle 40% more load than a conventional radial tyre, or the same load at 40% lower pressure. The VDR 900 also features stronger lugs with a larger contact patch to give better traction, which decreases slippage, reduces fuel consumption and increases overall productivity.
“The VDR 900 benefits from Ascenso’s unique Mudbreaker technology, which consists of a vertical cleat on the lug which breaks down the soil and stops it sticking to the tyre,” notes Matt Smith at BA Bush and Son. “This not only enhances the tyre’s self-cleaning ability but also allows for better grip in the field.”
New to the UK market is the Husarya stone picker, which removes stones with a diameter of 2.5-50cm, has a working depth of 20cm and is up to 5.5m wide. It launched in Poland to address a common problem in both Poland and the UK – to remove stones from fields prior to cultivation.
“It’s exciting to have such a range of new products at the show, once again demonstrating the innovative nature of agriculture,” says Mrs Halsall. “One of the brilliant things about the show is that it brings together the relevant people, businesses, and organisations to create two focused and dynamic days.”
Registration and parking are free but pre-registration is required for the Midlands Machinery Show, which runs from 8-9 November at the Newark Showground. NRoSO and BASIS points are also available for attendees. Register your attendance at: midlandsmachineryshow.ticketsrv.co.uk/tickets/visitor.