The Midlands Machinery Show returns 9-10th November, filled with handler and loading demonstrations, industry experts, and real life stories from local farmers about their successes and advice. The flagship event is free to attend, but registration is essential so full preparations can take place.
Focus on NET ZERO farming
The 2-day event takes place on Newark Showground, with free AMPLE parking and coach parties welcome. This year, the focus lies on the environment and profitability moving towards a NET ZERO future. The National Farmers Union East Midlands (NFU EM) is holding its annual environment conference “Carbon – opportunity, not problem” on the first day of the event, covering a range of technical topics from carbon audits to practical sequestration options. Up for discussion will be farming calculators Cool Farm Tool, Farm Carbon Calculator, and AgreCalc.
Two farmers will also offer their perspectives on how the transitions to NET ZERO functions on their livestock and arable farms.
A final seminar from Bruno Gardner, MD of NFU Enzero, focuses on carbon offsetting, with visitors able to see exhibitions of electric farm machinery in the Clean Power demo ring.
Vintage rarities from Russell’s
Machinery dealer Russell’s celebrates its 100th year of serving the agricultural community by exhibiting two real show-stoppers at this year’s Midlands Machinery Show.
The restored 1970s 3D tractor, shown alongside a special edition New Holland T6.180, has been repainted for show. Designed primarily for horticulture use, such as drilling and hoeing crops like cabbage and lettuce, it was advanced for its time and demonstrates the leaps and bounds machinery has taken.
The Russell’s stand is located at the centre of MMS and is on-hand with knowledgeable experts and a full range of agricultural and ground-care kits.
Despite challenges in supply, exhibitors have pulled together to display innovative kit. Show manager Elizabeth Halsall says: “There will be something for everyone, from the smallest producer to the largest arable contractor.”
Sharmans is bringing the gigantic Case IH Quadtrac 620, and will demonstrate the manoeuvrability of the JCP electric 19C mini-excavator. Visitors can try the digger themselves, and are challenged to load 3 JCB footballs into a drum.
Chandlers debuts the new-spec Massey Ferguson 7S and 6S models, with an impressive array of tractors and kits. Operating 2 stands, there will be a flash of new tractors from Fendt and Valtra, as well as implements from McConnel, Opico HE-VA, and Maschio.
RES Tractors will showcase an extensive range of equipment, including low disturbance and direct drills, tractors, balers, and headers. An indoor stand shows off 2 offerings from New Holland – a T6 and T7-315HD, amongst other displays.
Clover Farm Services showcases low-disturbance kits, with an interest in low-emission cultivation techniques. 4 pieces of kit from the company are displayed, including the brand new Rotocare V-folding rotary hoe mechanical weeder.
Burdens’ stand is stacked with a variety of kit from heavyweight tractors to rolls, diggers, trailers, mowers and robotic weeders. One of the most innovative pieces of kit is here, with Naio Technologies robotic weeder.
B&B Tractors display their 7.4litre Massey Ferguson 8s – winner of the 2021 Tractor of the Year title and coveted Red Dot Award.
Plan your visit
There are an array of exhibitors, and its a must to interact with all of them to get the best out of your experience. Read news from the latest exhibitors here.