Great Yorkshire Show: Shop window for machinery

Despite machinery manufacturers’ switch towards specialist, sector-specific events, the Great Yorkshire Show is still regarded as a key event for many major farm kit firms.

Sticking true to its roots has always been important to York-based machinery manufacturer Sumo, and displaying its market-leading cultivation equipment at the Great Yorkshire is a major event in the company’s show calendar.

Sumo designs and manufactures all its products at its factory in Melbourne, just outside York, and managing director Shaun Wealleans was born and bred in Yorkshire and is committed to supporting businesses and events in the region. “This will be our second year at the Great Yorkshire. It’s a valuable event for manufacturers and it shows the public how big farm machinery can actually be. It is fantastic event with a good atmosphere and hopefully other manufacturers will see the potential that exists.”

This year, Sumo’s market-leading Trio and the Versadrill, the latest addition to the company’s catalogue, will be on display.

This year’s show also welcomes Addfield Environmental Systems, which will be exhibiting for the first time. According to research, the Great Yorkshire is one of the top-four most-attended shows in the UK, says managing director Steve Lloyd.

“We have decided to exhibit at the most-attended shows and the Great Yorkshire falls in that bracket. We will be exhibiting a number of animal incinerators and will have information on a range of our energy-enhancing systems. This includes ways of using energy created by heat sources, be it manure stacks or incinerators.”

Following talks with Business Link, interest-free loans or grants may also be available for a number of the company’s products. This can be discussed with staff at the Business Link stand.

Good attendance and a superb location in the middle of a livestock area was something that attracted K-Two Sales, says (JOB TITLE) Paul Kelloway. “The show offers a good shop window for us to present our products. We will have a number of local dealers available to meet present and future clients.”

K-Two will be exhibiting a silage trailer, two rear-discharge vertical beater muck spreaders and a swath conditioner for turning grass, hay and straw swaths.

NC Engineering director Wilfred Carson will also be returning for the same reasons. “We have exhibited some of our equipment on other stands in the past, but following the successful trade, this is the second year we have set up in our own right.

“New this year, is a bale transporter that we will be exhibiting alongside a number of silage and grain trailers.”

David Richie will also be present again. “The Great Yorkshire show is the most important show in the north of England for us,” says the firm’s Bob Richie.

“We will be showing a range of livestock handling, weighing and grassland equipment. This will include a calf de horning crate, sheep turn over crate and grass slit aerator, to name but a few.”