23-24 November 2016

The Showground, Winthorpe, Newark


The next Farm Handling Experience will be held at the Midlands Machinery Show - The Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark

© Jonathan Page © Jonathan Page © Jonathan Page

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

Previous Events

Since the beginning of 2015 we have been running Farm Handling Experiences, both as national events and as regional ones. For the first time ever, farmers are getting a chance to try out a tonne of farm machinery all in one place. And they've been making good use of the opportunity with thousands of test drives delivered at our events so far

Read more about the national Farm Handling Experience 2015

Read more about Farm Handling South West

Read more about the national Farm Handling Experience 2016

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

© Jonathan Page
© Jonathan Page

Exhibitor information

Farm Handling Experiences are 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 is giving 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. We've delivered thousands of demo drives and a number of orders have been placed on those 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

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

Just some of our previous Exhibitors

JCBNew HollandJohn DeereCATMassey FergusonYamahaMerlo