Future of Farming Expo 2018: What will be on show?
The highly-anticipated 2018 Future of Farming Expo – brought to you by Kverneland Group Ireland – represents the company’s fourth showing of the event, which is just around the corner.
As before, the event will take place at The Hub, Cillin Hill, Kilkenny on February 15, where the latest developments from the Kverneland, Vicon, Siloking and McConnel brands will be on show.
It is a one-stop shop for Kverneland Group Ireland, where the many ranges from various different machinery sectors will be front and centre – all under one roof.
Also, from spreaders to sprayers and from feeders to hedgecutters, the company has something for everybody.
The Expo follows on from the recent Agritechnica show in Hanover, Germany, where Kverneland Group showed many new machines for the first time – along with new features and updates to its current line-up.
The new Turbo cultivator (pictured below) will be launched onto the Irish market at the event; this new cultivator can be used all year round – for seedbed preparation as well as deeper cultivation (up to 20cm).
Also on display will be the award-winning i-plough (pictured below) – which now comes with the option of a frame-mounted wheel.
The recently-launched ‘e drill‘ (compact) and ‘u drill‘ will complement the TS drill, along with the more familiar machines.
On the grass side, the new 53100 triple mower, with GEOMOW functionality, will be the headline attraction – alongside the complete Taarup range of mower conditioners and ‘standard’ mowers.
After a very successful demo season, the new FastBale is now available to buy; it comes with additional features such as film-on-film binding.
As customer requirements get bigger and bigger so do the machines – and Kverneland is no exception. On display for the very first time will be the new 15m rake – the TA97150.
Along with other models in the rakes and tedders range will be the recently-launched 864 straw chopper and Siloking Compact 100+ tub feeder.
Caring for your crops
The crop care sector is also crucial; a full range of fertiliser spreader and sprayers will feature at the event.
Of particular interest will be the new Vicon ROM GEOSPREAD spreader; it’s a farmer-sized machine with all the functionality of the GEOSPREAD system – that allows for big savings in fertiliser usage.
To complement the spreaders, sprayers from the newly-launched iXter A and popular iXter B mounted line-ups will be on show – alongside the iXtrack trailed sprayer range.
Latest IM Farming Precision Farming Technology
Kverneland and Vicon will showcase their latest innovative IM Farming technology – with the Tellus Go screen on display, along with the well-known IsoMatch Tellus.
These products represent Kverneland Group’s latest ‘Smart Farming’ solutions. With a separate area devoted to these developments during the event, Kverneland will put a big emphasis being more efficient – when it comes to machines and inputs.
Having intelligent machines lifting and lowering themselves automatically at the correct sections of the field without any operator input, for example, can save both time and fuel.
Kverneland Group Ireland is the sole importer and distributor for McConnel; the event sees the new McConnel Agribuggy self-propelled sprayer (pictured below) making just its second appearance to the Irish public.
McConnel’s range of arable rollers and equipment will be also on display.
The ever-popular range of McConnel hedgecutters, including a new 75 series machine, will be on view, along with Variable Forward Reach models.
Technical personnel from the factories will be there, as will product managers from Kverneland Group Ireland – namely John Mulhall, Paraic McCarthy and Leonard Hovenden.
This event represents a golden opportunity for customers to get up close and personal with all that Kverneland Group Ireland has to offer – and all under the one roof.
A dedicated parts and mechanise area will play host to a plethora of special offers.
So; save the date in your diary; enjoy some light refreshments.
See you there between 1:00pm and 8:00pm on February 15.