The annual LAMMA show occured this week (16 and 17 Jan 07) at its usual location of the Newark and Nottingham show grounds. Yesterday FW went along to see what was new at the increasingly popular event

The striking thing about this year’s LAMMA show wasn’t the fact that it was blue skied and fair weather, at least to start, but was how the show has grown in size, hugely.

The number of exhibitors at this year’s event saw a larger area of stand space taken up, noticeably expanding towards the lower end of the show ground. One manufacturer, New Holland, even choose to erect a huge marquee to house its range of new products – which included the new T7000 and T6000 tractors.

Despite the large representation of multinationals at the event, such as Deere, Agco, Claas, SDF and JCB to name a few, the show retained its traditional feel as a huge number of smaller UK based manufacturers put their wares on display.

The halls towards the top end of the showground were typically filled with manufacturers flogging anything from socket sets to GPS farm mapping software, while the majority of the outside stands catered for the machinery boys.

So far as attendance numbers go, official figures are not yet available but walking around the event it was clear to see that the show was well attended with attendees from as far away as Scotland and even Ireland.

*FWi will bring you more highlights from the LAMMA show event shortly. Next weeks FW (26 Jan 07) will also carry a full report from the event.