Farmers are always keen to see new machinery working rather than parked up at a show or in a dealer’s yard. So at the Vincent Tractors Grassland Event not only could they view the range of Kubota, Deutz Fahr, Vicon and Manitou machines at work, they also had the opportunity to operate it for themselves.
Whether it was Kubota’s new M7171, 170hp tractor with Vicon’s Extra 632T Pro and 628FT mower conditioners, the Deutz Fahr 6160 CShift, 160hp tractor with Vicon’s RF3325 Super Cut 14 Round Baler or Manitou’s MLT634 and bale grab, visitors could try mowing, tedding, raking, baling, wrapping and moving bales for themselves.
There was also the opportunity to plough with the Vogel and Noot XM850 Vario 4 furrow plough on the back of the Kubota M7151, 150hp tractor.
“Visitors as well as our suppliers were delighted with the event and we have already had enquiries about holding another similar experience,” remarked Matthew Hodge, Vincent Tractors sales and marketing manager. “Despite the great weather we experienced, we had a fantastic turnout and the visitors made the most of the 34 acre site to see the various machines at work as well as speaking with the machinery suppliers about the latest technology and advice.”
As well as being able to produce the round bale silage, RS Agri were in attendance with a selection of machines, that as well as being able to feed the round bales via their feeder wagon, they also had equipment on display to help with daily cubicle maintenance.
“Grass is an important feed source in Cornwall and properly utilised can positively impact both animal health as well as farm profitability, hopefully farmers with the knowledge and machinery gained from our Grassland Event, can use this to improve their own farm profitability,” said Matthew Hodge.
Our thanks goes to Mr Ross Wimberley, Resurrance Farm, Summercourt, for allowing is to hold our Grassland Event on his farm.