Cereals 2016: Farm kit makers shine at the Imma machinery awards

The winners of this year’s International Machinery Manufacturer Awards (Immas) were revealed on the evening of the opening day of the Cereals event (15 June).

As in the past, there were four categories – cultivation equipment, harvest machinery, sprayers and tractors.

The competition was organised by the Cereals event and Farmers Weekly.

Here are the results.

See also: Cereals 2016 kit highlights


Winner Syngenta Defy 3D nozzle, for its angled flat fan spray nozzle.

The judges

The judging team included Dick Godwin, Harper Adams University; Peter Redman (IAgrE); Prof Paul Miller, NIAB; Philip Clappison, 2013 Farmers Weekly Contractor of the Year; and David Cousins, former Farmers Weekly machinery editor.

Runner-up Vicon iXdrive self-propelled sprayer, for its spacious cab and good visibility.

Cultivation and drilling

Winner Great Plains Saxon CDA300/400/600 for its minimal disturbance drill that allows it to cut through high volumes of residue.
Runner-up Kverneland i-Plough for its Aero-Profile leg and new skimmer design.

Harvesting machinery

Winner Vicon Fastbale baler/wrapper for its two-chamber innovative system that enhances throughput.
Runner-up Ken Graham Maxi combine threshing kit that claims to improve threshing capacity by 10-15%.


New Holland Highly commended for its T5, T6 and T7 range, which have more power, more kit and upgrades to cabs.

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