One of the best in terms of difficulty for the machines. The soil was heavier than the usual sand and it was wet on top of that making conditions very difficult. Not many machines did a good job showing that most of this min till stuff is only good in a dry year. Obviously the ploughs were working but it’s an expensive job than needs to be a last resort. The Vaderstad demos were disastrous with major blocking occurring until the sun came out and the topsoil dried up a bit. I liked the spading machine that had come from Holland but its expensive at £20,000 for 3 metres. The new Kuhn and Agrisem cultivators were doing a good job in the conditions they were given.
For the first time there were static displays with not just tillage equipment on them such as combine parts, tyres, trailers and loaders. These were busy most of the day because they had vans providing cover from the rain.
As usual the organisers could not organise traffic and this led to some major delays right at the end of the day. There were no more than 300 cars in the car park so attendance must have been down but all in all a good event.