20-21 April 2016

Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire



Test drive the latest kit in real life environments all in one place


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Why should I attend?

Looking to try out a new telehandler or front loader? This hands-on event from Farmers Weekly will allow you to try multiple makes and models all in one place. Test drive working machinery in a real life working environment, try out the kit while undertaking everyday farming tasks.

What will be there?

Ride & Drive – An opportunity to test drive machines on a range of tasks involving bale stacking, muck handling, and pallet and potato box work.

Muck handling – See how effectively the different machines lift, grab and tear out muck. Meanwhile smaller machines can show how agile they are around the inside of the sheds.

Clamp Zone – Handlers from different makers will be showing their effectiveness on the clamp with wheat, gravel and brewers’ grains. It’s a chance to assess power, visibility, hydraulic output and ease of use.

Bale handling – A chance to assess the machines’ visibility, reach and agility.

I’ve visited other shows before, but here it’s far easier to get the information you’re after and you actually get to drive the machines.

Gareth Davies, farmer and contractor

The 2015 events

Farmers Weekly’s first hands-on event for farmers took place on 22-23 April 2015. For the first time ever, farmers got a chance to try out almost all the main telehandler makes in one place. And they made good use of the opportunity with over 600 test drives taking place over the two days.

After the success of the national Farm Handling Experience, Farmers Weekly hosted another event , exclusively in the South West on Wednesday 9th December 2015. Held at Frogmary Green Farm, Somerset, the Farm Handling Experience South West brought you the core aspects of the national event but closer to home.

Read more about Farm Handling 2015

Read more about Farm Handling South West

Entertaining, nice to have a chat with people who know what they are talking about. The test driving was useful.

Pete from Tavy Turf in Tavistock

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Exhibitor information

Last year’s Farm Handling Experiences were the place to be for anyone looking to try out the latest telehandlers, tractors and loading shovels from some of Europe’s biggest farm machinery manufacturers.

The first-of-its-kind event gave visiting farmers and contractors the chance to get in the driving seat to shift muck and big square bales and work on the clamp.

No other event can deliver you the same high quality leads and the interaction with buyers. Over 600 demo drives were undertaken at last year’s national event and orders were placed on many of the machines.

If you manufacture or sell products or equipment associated with moving, storing or handling on farm then you should be exhibiting.

Limited exhibition space is now available, so for sponsor opportunities and exhibiting

Machines that will be at the event:

We have confirmed the list of machines that will be at the event. This list is subject to change should machines become unavailable, so come back to this page regularly to check which machines have been added.

Machine Name Drive (road route) Handling demo 4 x 4 route
John Deere 6195R X    
New Holland T 7.200 X    
New Holland T 7.220 X    
New Holland T 7.235 X    
Case IH Puma 140 X    
Case IH Puma 185 X    
Case IH Puma 215 X    
JCB Fastrac 3230 X    
JCB 535-85   X  
CAT 908M compact Wheeled loader   X  
CAT 926m wheeled loader (large one!)   X  
CAT TH 407c Telehandler   X  
CAT 239D skid steer loader   X  
CAT 242D skid steer loader   X  
Merlo P25.6   X X
Merlo TF35.7CS-120   X X
Merlo T42.7CS-156   X X
Merlo T45.11T.CS-156-CV tronic   X X
Yamaha Kodiak 700 Quad     X
Yamaha Kodiak 700 EPS quad     X
YamahaViking SxS (side x side)     X
Yamaha Grizzly 450 IRS Quad     X
Armatrac 504   X  
Armatrac 1104 Lux   X  
Isuzu D Max X   X
Norcar A62   X  
Norcar A75   X  
Multione 7.3   X  
Multione 8.4   X  

It’s nice to try a range of handling vehicles on one site and the dealers are on hand to tell you what you need to know.

Philip from Lewdown, Lower Mills

Machinery that you will be able to drive at the show

JCBCaseNew HollandJohn DeereCATYamahaHawkMerloArmaTracNorCarIsuzuGreat Wall