Greener Deere looks a lamma showstopper
The LAMMA Show in Britain is always one of the biggest machinery shows of the year. Taking place at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground in Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire on Wednesday and Thursday week, it will undoubtedly attract a lot of Irish visitors.
It is run by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association (LAMMA) and is free to park at and get in. Despite most of it being outdoors, its popularity seems to be ever increasing and perhaps fills a void left by the demise of the Smithfield Show in London's Earls Court.
Many manufacturers use the event to showcase new products, particularly tractor manufacturers. With the latest round of engine emission regulations driving manufacturers to launch 'cleaner' and updated tractors throughout last year for the 2012 marketplace, LAMMA looks certain to be extremely busy.
It is also an extremely important event for Irish machinery manufacturers, with Britain being one of our biggest and, of course, nearest markets.
Irish firms will be extremely well represented at the event with the listings beginning with Abbey Machinery and including most manufacturers from this island right through to Wakely Engineering. A full list of exhibitors is available at www.lammashow.co.uk
Making their British debuts at LAMMA are John Deere's new range-topping 9R and 9RT series tractors. There are four articulated wheeled models in the 9R series with engine horse powers ranging from 410-560hp and three tracked variants spanning the 460-560hp band.
All are fitted with John Deere's 13.5-litre PowerTech PSX diesel-only engines and according to the firm meet the European Stage IIIB emissions standard.
Deere has preferred the 'diesel-only' route instead of the Ad-Blue route as a means of engine exhaust emission control. The engines used in these new models are no different and use four valves per cylinder and common rail fuel injection.