The two-day Farm Handling Experience event, Farmers Weekly’s first hands-on event for farmers, kicked off on Wednesday 22 April.

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 as you can see from the photos below.

The Dieci Agriplus 40.7 Evo 2 handler is a 7m machine with 141hp under the bonnet 

Dieci Agriplus 40.7 Evo 2 handler at the Farm Handling Experience event

© Jonathan Page

Finnish maker Avant had a range of nippy machines that are ideal for tight buildings

Avant 760i handler being driven at Farm Handling Experience

© Jonathan Page

JCB had a big range of models at FHE; this WLS418S wheeled loader has a 173hp engine

JCB-418s at the Farm Handling Experience event

© Jonathan Page

Massey Ferguson’s 9407S Xtra handler can lift 3.5t to 7m

MF-9407S-Xtra at the Farm Handling Event

© Jonathan Page

TF50.8 handler from Italian maker Merlo lifts a massive 5t to 7.8m

Merlo-TF50 at the Farm Handling Experience event

© Jonathan Page

New Holland’s LM7.42 lifts a chunky 4.2t to 7m height

New-Holland-LM7 at the Farm Handling Experience event © Jonathan Page

© Jonathan Page

Valtra’s X-type pivot-steer tractor, recently revamped, was a surprise arrival at the Farm Handling Experience

Valtra-artic at the Farm Handling Experience event © Jonathan Page

© Jonathan Page

Zetor Proxima Power 120 and fore-end loader made short shrift of this pile of muck

Zetor-Proxima-120 at the Farm Handling Experience event © Jonathan Page

© Jonathan Page

For more information about the event go to our Farm Handling Experience site