Agritechnica - the world’s largest trade fair for agricultural machinery

synkro 5030t pottingerThe world’s biggest trade show for agricultural machinery and equipment, Agritechnica 2015, is fast approaching with exhibitors keen to present their new products to the agricultural industry

African Farming attended the Agritechnica 2015 Show Preview ahead of the show set to take place from 10-14 November 2015 in Hannover, Germany.

The 2015 Agritechnica show preview took place at the Hannover Convention Centre, welcoming both journalists and exhibitors. African Farming took a sneak peak at the latest agricultural innovations from the exhibitors taking to the stands at Agritechnica 2015.

New Holland The T7 Heavy Duty tractor from New Holland will be launched in 2016, with two new models - the T7290 and the T7315 - on display at Agritechnica this year.
T7 tractors offer New Holland’s ECOBlueTM SCR technology for Tier 4A compliance, providing up to 19 horsepower more power and 139Nm of torque over the existing T7000 range. With Engine Power Management, up to 51hp extra is available for maximum productivity.

New Holland’s twin rotor combines CR10.90 boasts the‘Diesel Engine of the Year 2014’ which delivers epic power and in-field response.
Klaus Senghaas at New Holland told African Farming, “We also have CR combines - twin rotor combines - which we launched last year. We are launching some new engines for this CR combine, we also need Tier 4 final standards for the CR.”

AGCO - Massey Ferguson
Massey Ferguson will exhibit its 50,700 tractor at Agritechnica, which comes with the very latest emission technology, enabling clean air to leave the machine’s exhaust. According to Campbell Scott at Massey Ferguson, while Africa’s agricultural sector is still developing, in the near future machines such as the 50,700 will be needed.

“Africa is not in that league yet but I think that it will be something that will come fairly soon. These mowers and implements we already sell in South Africa and we’re going to expand them into the rest of the region - so on this occasion Africa is leading. We could arrange new improvements for our combine harvesters and balers as well,” Campbell told African Farming.

“AGCO is hugely active in Africa nowadays but of course the connection we have is through Massey Ferguson.”

Speaking of this year’s show Campbell added: “Agritechnica is very important - more than just a German show. For us its one of the key places to showcase what’s here for Massey Ferguson.

“At Agritechnica we will have a technology tour. We believe today about 30 per cent of our customers get the best from their products that they have already paid for. And 70 per cent don’t. There’s things in the

products that they don’t use and we’re going to try to show them how the combination of Massey Ferguson plus our partner technology can help them become more efficient.”

The Pottinger Synkro cultivators have been developed to provide optimum stubble cultivation, and are suitable for both shallow and deep soil preparation. The machine has been designed to offer low drag and low power requirements.

While the TerraDisc compact disc harrow has also been created specially for stubble cultivation and seedbed preparation. The TerraDisc rigid compact disc harrows - offer 3, 3.5 and 4 metres working width. Terradisc K features folding compact disc harrows 4, 5 and 6 metres working width and TerraDisc T trailed compact disc harrows measure 4,5 and 6 metres working width.

“The Synkro stubble cultivators and the disc harrows are machines we are already selling in Zambia and South Africa,” a representative at Pottinger told African Farming.

“We had a Pottinger day where we invited farmers to Zambia - it was really interesting. We would like to have a closer look at the African markets. We see a big potential for the future because there is a lot of land which can be used and a lot of people.”

The rest of this article can be found on page 44 of the digital edition of African Farming

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