3 November 1995

What are this years trends?

Agritechnica 95 continues the German machinery shows established formula of displaying the latest in agricultural technology backed-up by a programme of management seminars.

Held between Nov 14 and 18, Agritechnica moves from Frankfurt to Hannover this year. Despite the switch in venue, the show retains massive support from the farm machinery industry, with over 1100 companies from 27 different countries due to attend.

According to Dr Dietrich Rieger, managing director of the organising body, Deutschen-Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft, the five-day show has established itself as the leading farm equipment shop window in Europe. More than 300 new machines or ideas are registered for launch at the event, he adds.

So what are the trends this year? Even higher performance tractors, cultivating and harvesting machinery will be on show. But this time, output capability shares star billing with more constant power engines, cabin comfort and reduced pollution from exhausts.

The medium-power tractor class hasnt been neglected, though. Three big manufacturers, Deutz-Fahr, Steyr and SLH, will be launching completely new models at Agritechnica.

Special exhibitions will cover industrial and energy cropping, and the possibilities of another type of energy harvest – harnessing wind power. The conference agenda starts on the first day with speakers from Germany, France and the UK on the theme "European grain growing regions in competition".