The next generation of machines from Germany
Krone won one gold, for a baler, and four silver medals at Agritechnica
Last month I got a sneak preview of the next generation of Krone grass equipment in Germany.
Krone manufactures a broad range of equipment, from mowers right through to baler/wrapper combinations, silage wagons and self-propelled harvesters.
Dozens of innovative new developments, aimed at increasing capacity, cutting down on labour and increasing time efficiency were on show at the event near Spelle in north-west Germany.
As a guest of the German manufacturer and Irish distributor, Farmhand Ltd, I got to preview what the firm has to offer for next season and beyond.
While some of the products were on show at Agritechnica last November, the vast majority of machines on display had not been seen publicly before.
The Krone firm is divided into three divisions, employing 4,000 people in total. This figure includes a temporary pool of staff shared by other agricultural machinery manufacturers as and when the need arises.
The divisions include agricultural machinery design and manufacture as well as commercial (truck) trailer design and manufacture.