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Organisers say Midlands show is 15% up on bookings

Exhibitor bookings for this year’s Midlands Machinery Show are running 15% ahead of normal, organiser Elizabeth Halsall has revealed.

The event, which will be held on November 16th and 17th at Newark Showground, provides growers and contractors with an opportunity to view the latest kit, from new tractors to robots and precision sprayers to low disturbance cultivators. 

Elizabeth said: “Last year, 77% of our visitors attended to research and purchase new products and to meet suppliers face-to-face, and there will certainly be plenty for them to see.”
Chandlers (MF) Ltd will be bringing a large selection of the latest Massey Ferguson models and the Chandlers (FV) Ltd team will have a full range of Fendt and Valtra tractors, including some brand new models not yet released at the time of going to press.

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Telehandlers and loaders will also be on display, joined by the innovative FarmDroid FD20 - which will for many be the first chance to see the new-fully automated machine. The lightweight six-to-eight row FD20 runs entirely off solar power to reduce labour and costs of sowing and weeding crops, while being CO2 neutral, explains Gavin Pell, managing director at Chandlers.
“The farming industry is changing towards machinery that is high tech and often robotic to reduce labour and costs,” he said. “Requirements are drifting towards newer, more advanced technology and we are excited to be able to offer the new FarmDroid to our customers.”

The Midlands Machinery Show is organised by the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society (NNAS). It is a platform for small, medium and large agricultural businesses to show their diverse range of machinery and innovation to those who work and have an interest in agriculture. It typically attracts around 300 exhibitors, including machinery manufacturers, regional dealers, and supporting businesses. 

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