See our list of the exhibitors that will be demonstrating at Power in Action 2015
POWER IN ACTION 2015 FACTS
When: Wednesday 9th September 2015Where: Thurlow Estate Farms Limited, CB9 7JROpen: 10am4pmCost: Car parking and entry to the event is free
Agri-HireEstablished in 1986, Agri-Hire is the UK’s largest Dowdeswell dealer for both new ploughs and spare parts.
Its team of dedicated Dowdeswell specialists has had more than 30 years’ experience of the Dowdeswell range of products. This experience, plus large stocks of spare parts, makes the company the one to talk with for all plough and parts requirements.
To complement the Dowdeswell plough, Agri-Hire will be demonstrating the new range of McCormick tractors. Agri-Hire is official main dealer for McCormick and will be pleased to show both new and existing McCormick users its exciting new range of tractors.
Demonstrating: Dowdeswell 145MA 6+1 in-furrow on-land plough suitable for both wheeled and crawler tractors. Manual vari-width from 12-9in furrows and suitable for tractors up to 300hp. Plus one of the new McCormick 7 series tractors.
AgriiDemonstrating: Agrii Precision Services, using the SoilQuest. The site has been mapped showing the soil variation of the site, along with nutrient and soil texture information, enabling variable-rate nutrient and seed applications and cultivations. Agronomists will be on hand to discuss issues such as variety choice, black-grass control and more. Agrii is offering a free soil variation map of the site to upload onto smart phones as visitors walk around the site.
Agri-LincAgricultural machinery and accessories; load-binding and lifting equipment; forklift brackets and attachments. Proforge is a leading brand of Agri-Linc, providing a high quality manufactured range of machinery, attachments and wearing parts for agricultural solutions.
Demonstrating: Proforge multi-mole twin-leg trailed mole draining machine suitable for many soil and grass types, Proforge Inverta – high speed, low cost machine for turning in residues or creating stale seed-beds, Proforge Invertamax – Inverta’s big brother, Proforge MonoMole mounted beam mole plough available mounted or trailed.
J Brock & SonsJ Brock and Sons will be using Power in Action as another opportunity to showcase the Farmet range of equipment. As well as the usual range of quality equipment that the company carries in stock, it is now an importer for the Czech-built range of disc and tine cultivators, first seen at this year’s Cereals event.
In addition, it will have representatives on hand from its ever-growing parts department, with a display from its Bourgault range of Speed-Loc tillage parts.
With more than 300 machines in stock, J Brock and Sons is less than half an hour from the Power in Action site.
Demonstrating: Farmet Softer, Diskomat and Kompaktomat.
Ben BurgessBen Burgess has been serving the Norfolk and Suffolk farming community since 1931 and has been a main John Deere dealer since 1965. The Ben Burgess name has also become closely associated with Manitou, Grimme and Hitachi, along with several other leading manufacturers in the agricultural, horticultural and construction industries.
Demonstrating: The John Deere 750A drill – a very topical machine that has received a lot of interest in recent months. Plus other John Deere equipment that will include the large-frame 6Rs as well as the range of new 7R tractors. The 8370RT with the new efficiency-focused E23 transmission will also be working in the field. Implements from the vast range of Horsch, Kuhn and Gregoire-Besson equipment that Ben Burgess offers will also be in action.
British SugarBritish Sugar’s agricultural team will be focusing on ‘what lies beneath’. Understanding soils and soil health is an essential management component. Pre-requisites in farming are good drainage and the correct soil pH. The soil ‘as found’ will be explored to support options for primary cultivation. This will underpin overwintering to support seedbed production from minimum secondary cultivation. A range of cultivation strategies will be shown, in conjunction with standard and reduced tyre pressures that affect consolidation. Soil management, alongside pH and available nutrients, will be the focus areas towards achieving a sustainable nutrient management system.
Claydon DrillsClaydon is a European market leader in developing direct drilling technology. For 13 years, Claydon machinery has been helping arable farmers increase the profitability of their farms by reducing establishment costs, but also improving soil fertility, soil structure, timeliness and – therefore – crop yields.
Demonstrating: The Hybrid T6 trailed 6m drill, plus 3m drill and 15m straw harrow, with different tine options. Drawn by Claas tractors.
Cousins of EmnethCousins of Emneth prides itself on having cultivation systems for most applications and soil conditions. And, as attitudes change – for example, depth of tillage – one factor remains: the need to break soil down into an efficient seedbed for the next crop.
Cousins anticipates increased interest in its Disc Packers, which can be linkage-mounted or trailed, with hydraulic-folding options. They’ve been developed to perform speedy primary or secondary cultivation. Two rows of individually-mounted 510mm cutaway discs are arranged to give 125mm spacing across the working width. These are followed by a double row of Cousins’ exclusive 650mm razor rings that ensure intensive consolidation with effective spacing of just 100mm.
On hydraulic models, depth control can be adjusted on-the-move to cope with variable soil conditions across the field. Linkage-mounted Disc Packers are available in 3 or 4m widths. There’s also a 3m rigid trailed option. Hydraulically-folding trailed units are available in working widths from 4.0-6.5m
Cultivating SolutionsCultivating Solutions provides arable growers with innovative answers to field cultivation problems. With the benefit of years of its own hands-on arable farming experience, it designs and manufactures innovative cultivation equipment, designed to improve both the accuracy of working and the level of attention to detail used in crop production to increase crop profitability.
The initial 3D CAD design, fabrication, welding, spray painting, oven baking and final assembly take place in house by a highly-skilled and dedicated team. High-quality components are used throughout the manufacturing process. From the careful selection of high-strength steels through to automotive-grade oven-baked paint, the detailed approach combines with the robust machine design created to produce equipment not only of very high quality, but also offering real innovation in performance.
Ernest Doe & Sons LtdAfter a number of years of absence Ernest Doe and Ernest Doe Power return to Power in Action 2015.
Graham Parker, sales director for the company said “It seems Power in Action’s status within the agricultural calendar has risen over the past few years and we are pleased to return to show products from our portfolio.”
Ernest Doe: Great Plains SLD 420, 5.5m trailed X-Press, 6m Centurion drill; Lemken Juwel 8v 7f plough, 6m compact Solitaire drill, 3m Rubin cultivator, 4m Karat cultivator; selection of the latest New Holland T7, T8 and T9 range tractors
Ernest Doe Power: New Case IH CVX 240, Case IH STX 580, Case IH CVX 230, Case IH Magnum 315, Maxxum CVX130; Dalbo Maxiroll c/w stubble rake, 12.3 Maxirolls; Horsch 6m Terrano cultivator, 6m Joker Cultivator, Pronto 4m drill.
J Riley Beet Harvesters (UK) LtdNorfolk based J Riley Beet Harvesters has been appointed an agent for Norfolk and Suffolk for the British made Mzuri products. Designed and built in Worcestershire the drill and other implements including the Ruzult rake are being offered for demonstrations. Please contact for more information and visit our 9-acre demonstration plot at Power in Action to see our equipment in use.
Knight Farm Machinery
Demonstrating: One of the company’s own 2.5m Raven cultivators and a selection of the Czech-made Bednar range it is now importing into the UK – a Terraland deep-working chisel plough popular with vegetable growers, a 5m Swifterdisc working in shallow germinating/trash incorporation mode, and a 6m Swifterdisc working down plough.
KongskildeKongskilde is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of cultivation equipment. The company’s range of machinery centres around its pioneering work in the development of vibrating tines to achieve either a well-worked seedbed in the spring or a well-incorporated stubble and soil mix in the autumn with relatively low horsepower.
Lemken UKLemken is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of ploughs, cultivators, seed drills and crop protection equipment, producing 15,000 machines per year in its three German factories. Lemken UK is responsible for product sales and support in the UK and Ireland, via a fully-trained dealer network.
Demonstrating: 6m Compact Solitair KH drill, 4m Karat trailed intensive tine cultivator, and 3m Rubin 12 compact disc harrow.
MannsManns is a specialised supplier of Claas agricultural machinery to farmers in the area, offering a wide range of machinery from a 6ft mower to a 40ft combine, tractors 75–500hp, and telescopic handlers from 3t/6m up to 4.5t/9m.
Demonstrating: Arion 650 C-Matic tractor.
OpicoDemonstrating: Opico and Thurlow Nunn Standen will be demonstrating three He-Va machines, two of which were launched at Lamma and will be working at their first public demonstration. The trailed 6m 11-leg subsoiler uses all the clever features of the smaller mounted He-Va subsoilers but in a substantial frame providing a machine suitable for larger farms with tractors up to 600hp. The Combi-Disc is a 3m machine suited to about 200hp that subsoils, surface-cultivates and consolidates all in one pass. A key feature of this machine is that depths of the various elements can all be adjusted from the tractor seat.
Maschio Gaspardo UK and local dealer Ernest Doe & Sons will be showcasing the Maschio Primavera tine seeder and 3m Alitalia Perfecta combination drill. The Primavera is particularly suited to shallow min-till regimes where high-output drilling is required to catch the shorter weather windows associated with late drilling to combat black-grass. Alternatively the 3m Alitala combination is also suited to drilling after root crops and in poor weather conditions late in the season, as well as providing “fail-safe” drilling earlier in the season.
G&J PeckDemonstrating: JCB 4220 plus Amazone cultivation equipment.
Plowman BrothersDemonstrating: The Omni-Lift mounted subsoiler and Omni-Til 4m trailed cultivation system, new for 2015. The Omni-Lift is a 5-leg subsoiler fitted with the same NG leg system as the company’s Omni-Til range offering, it says, excellent low-draft performance with minimal surface disturbance. The complete Omni-Til system creates what is described as outstanding soil structure by working surface tilth and at depth soil zones individually with little or no mixing – helping to prevent the spread of black-grass.
Pottinger UKSince 1975 the Austrian family-owned manufacturer Poettinger has been producing a comprehensive range of tillage equipment. Today, from sites in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, Poettinger produces cultivation and drilling systems suited for both conventional plough-based regimes and minimal- or reduced-tillage systems. A wide selection of both disc and tine cultivators are offered for large and small operations alike, complemented by an extensive seed drill portfolio that stretches from 2.5-9.0m in working width. In the UK, Poettinger products are distributed via a nationwide network of dealers by its wholly-owned subsidiary Poettinger UK, based in Corby, Northamptonshire.
Demonstrating: Synkro 6030T Nova 6m trailed cultivator, Terrasem C6 Artis trailed seed drill, Fox 300D disc cultivator with Aerosem 3002ADD pneumatic mounted seed drill, Lion 303 3m power harrow, Synkro 3030 Nova Multiline trailed cultivator with Vitasem 3002 ADD mechanical mounted drill, and the Terradisc 5001T trailed 5m disc cultivator.
Quivogne UKQuivogne UK is a family owned and run, Suffolk-based business that has been importing the Quivogne range of cultivation equipment, rolls and mowers into the UK for 25 years. Quivogne UK is also the UK importer for Perard which specialises in high quality grain transfer equipment such as the Interbenne chaserbin and innovative products such as the Trans-eXpress mobile transfer system.
Demonstrating: The 3-in-1 mounted Pluton – subsoiling tines, 2-rows of discs, press and leveling fingers, MM Mole – mounted, single leg, twin beam mole plough with superb under beam clearance, the low soil disturbance panbusting SCD subsoiler, the non-inversion, curved leg Saturn cultivator, the heavy duty Beaver stubble rake. As well as a sample of lights from its specialist LED lighting division www.flashinglight.co.uk
SamagriSamagri is the sole importer and distributor of the highly-regarded range of Kockerling tillage machines and seed drills.
Demonstrating: The all-new Rebell Profiline and the Rebell Classic trailed compact disc harrow. The Rebell Classic has 510mm-diameter discs and comes in 5–8m sizes with the 530mm double STS roller. The Profiline has 620mm-diameter discs, hydraulic on-the-move depth adjustment and the new 620mm double STS roller.
Same Deutz-FahrSame Deutz-Fahr is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tractors, harvesting machines, engines and agricultural equipment. It distributes products through the Deutz-Fahr, Same, Lamborghini Trattori, Hϋrlimann, Gregoire and Lamborghini Green Pro brands. Production, sales, after-sales and the distribution of spare parts are overseen by eight production sites in Europe and Asia, 13 sales subsidiaries, one joint venture in China and another in Russia, 141 importers and more than 3,000 dealers around the globe. Same Deutz-Fahr also uses diesel engines developed by Deutz AG.
Demonstrating: On the Same Deutz-Fahr UK Power in Action stand will be a selection of machines from its extensive range of tractors. The event will be the first public appearance of the company’s brand-new 9 series tractor with its Deutz 7.8-litre Tier 4 final engine that produces 336hp using Twin Turbo technology. Also at work will be the limited edition 263hp 7250 TTV Warrior, in its brilliant black paint and stainless steel exhaust shield and with constantly-variable transmission. The 6 series, in both C Shift and TTV versions between 150 and 210hp, will also be shown at work. Same Deutz-Fahr will also be demonstrating Agrosky, an Isobus-fully compatible steering system equipped with 2cm RTK accuracy.
Simtech AitchisonBased on the renowned New Zealand pasture slot-seeder and with models from 3-8m, here is a European direct drill built with the varied demands of the modern farmer in mind. The Simtech T-Sem can sow any seed into any surface – clovers, grasses, brassicas, cereals, pulses and all mixtures into grassland, stubbles, ploughed or cultivated land and direct into standing cover crops.
Demonstrating: Entry level T-Sem 300A, 3m model, which has exactly the same soil engaging layout as all the drills in the T-Sem range.
Thurlow Nunn StandenWith branches across East Anglia, Thurlow Nunn Standen is a long-established, family business founded in 1875.
Demonstrating: A range of wheeled Fendt tractors, the newly-launched range of Massey Ferguson tractors and Challenger tracked tractors. A range of Opico cultivation equipment, plus machinery from Kverneland and Sumo, and the Kubota RTV900.
VaderstadDemonstrating: 6m Opus primary stubble cultivator, Rexius Twin 450 4.5m heavy land packer, Carrier 525 XL shallow disc cultivator and Cultus 300 3m cultivator.
VogelsangManufacturer and world leader in slurry distribution – dribble bars, ExaCut and DosiMat distribution heads. Equipment to suit industrial, waste water, biogas, railway and agricultural sectors’ needs. A new product for Vogelsang into the agricultural and biogas industries is the Xtill strip-till technology with the option of using slurry or digestate within the concept of organic fertiliser, saving cost and time.
Philip WatkinsPhilip Watkins manufactures a wide range of agricultural machinery, both in the UK and abroad. It specialises in min-till and custom-built equipment, offering a personal service to its customers, with machines built to order to suit individual requirements. The range of machinery includes front weights, trailers and cultivation equipment.
Mark WeatherheadDemonstrating: A full range of Massey Ferguson tractors, from 160-400hp with a variety of implements to suit every farming practice from ploughing to minimum tillage.
Working closely with key manufacturers including Pottinger, Knight and Rabe, Mark Weatherhead will have an actively busy plot with several new pieces of kit working for the first time in the UK.
Abrey AgriculturalAbrey is the importer for Biso Schrattenecker combine harvester accessories, latterly becoming a dealer for ground-care equipment and UTV/ATVs. It will have Suzuki ATVs and Stiga, Mountfield and Hustler equipment on show.
Agroco TrailersSuffolk’s distributor for Ifor Williams trailers, sales, service and hire. Agroco claims the largest stock of trailers in East Anglia, available for viewing six days a week.
PJ BowersThe company has had diggers for many years, but now also has a tree shear that works alongside a grab. They are both on its own 14t digger and work in tandem. The shear cuts up, and holds on to, 14in diameter trees. This allows it to place the tree in the desired place, either to burn or for trimming ready to remove brushwood ready for logging. The grab follows behind to clear any debris. Because it holds the tree in its jaws it creates much less mess than chainsaw cutting.
Catchment Sensitive FarmingCatchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) gives free training events and on-farm advice to farmers in selected areas called ‘priority catchments’ in England. The advice aims to improve water quality and help farmers to follow best-practice.CSF staff can help with soils/cultivation, fertilisers, pesticides, water