Lamma Preview 2017: Launchpad poised and ready
News10 Jan 2017 Jane Carley
Lamma offers the most complete selection of new machinery at any UK show and has become an important launch platform for manufacturers. Jane Carley previews some of the developments.
Lamma 2017: When and where
- When: January 18 and 19. 2017
- Where: East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE
- Opening times: 7.30am - 5pm day one, 7.30am - 4.30pm day two
- Parking and entry: Free
- Early bird breakfast: 6.30am - 8am both days
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Kubota's new 5001 Series will replace M8560 and M9960 models.
- Lamma is the first opportunity to see Kubota’s new 95-113hp M5001 Series, powered by a four-cylinder Stage 4 Kubota engine.
- Making its UK show debut, the Case Luxxum 100, 110 and 120 have rated power outputs of 99, 107 and 117hp respectively. A new Multicontroller joystick is also a feature of the tractors.
- Fendt’s updated 500 series will take centre stage on the company’s stand. The 125-165hp range is powered by a 4.04 litre Deutz engine which now meets Stage 4 emissions regulations.
- Deutz-Fahr will have its new 5, 6 and 7 Series tractors on show, with the new 6 Series RC Shift featuring a fully automatic, robotised transmission.
New Fastrac 8000 Series tractors use a 70kph continuously variable transmission.
- The new JCB Fastrac 306hp 8290 and 348hp 8330 will make their public debut, taking JCB into a new power sector.
- Massey Ferguson’s MF 6700 series is the first four-cylinder tractor to produce 200hp, with its flagship MF6718 S model.
- Iseki is to introduce a new series of TG tractors, comprising four compact tractors from 36-66hp.
JD's 6520R offers maximum 300hp when its 6.8-litre engine is boosted.
- Armatrac will add the 80hp 804Lux to its range, powered by a Perkins Stage 3b engine, driving a 16 by eight speed, 40kph ZF transmission.
- Landini’s new 6/7 series Active models are said to combine the best features of ‘mechanical’ and ‘electronic’ models.
Cayros ploughs range from the three furrow M, to the XS, suitable for tractors up to 380hp.
- Following the acquisition of the Vogel and Noot plough factory, Amazone adds the new Cayros mounted reversible ploughs, with five further models.
- Horsch is to introduce a new mounted version of its precision Maestro drill which features pneumatic singling technology allowing it to be used for maize, soy, sunflowers, sugar beet and rapeseed.
- Claydon Drills will launch a 3m version of its Hybrid trailed drill, extending the company’s range of Hybrid trailed drills to four models from 3-8m working widths.
New TopDown models feature TrueCut 470 disc modules, designed for cutting and mixing of soils.
Vaderstad is to introduce a new generation TopDown cultivator in working widths of 3-9m. Updates include a new double SteelRunner packer option, a reinforced frame, new hydraulics and stronger tine arms.
JCB's 403 is aimed at pig and poultry units, dairy farms, plant nurseries and equestrian centres.
- JCB is to launch the new 35.5hp 403 Agri wheeled loader, offering 1,000kg lift capacity, 2.2m height and 1.1 width when shod on narrow tyres.
- Massey Ferguson's new TH telehandler line-up will be on show for the first time in the UK. Four models offer 100hp-130hp, 3,000-3,800kg lift capacity and 6m-7m lift height.
- Caterpillar is to launch its new D Series range of Ag Handlers. Four new models will be available, ranging from three to four tonnes lift capacity, and with 6m-10m reach.
- Bauer is expanding its range of slurry and digestate tankers with the steel BSA Profiline range, featuring capacities from 10,000 to 26,000 litres (10-26cu.m). As standard, the new tankers are hot-dip galvanized inside and out before receiving a powder coating paint finish.
- Abbey Machinery is to introduce the Tri-App, designed to combine three functions of dribble bar, trailing boot and trailing shoe applicators into one machine. It can be mounted onto a tanker or on the back of a tractor for umbilical spreading.
Grassland and harvesting equipment
Hi-Spec's trailed design allows the rear mower to be fitted to a smaller tractor.
- Hi-Spec joins the swelling ranks of mower suppliers with the 10.5m AutoCut trailed mower. Available in plain mower and mower conditioner formats, the rear butterfly units use a rear frame to carry most of the weight.
- Fendt is to present its baler and combine harvester range for the first time at Lamma. Flagship of the combine range, the Fendt X-Series, features a maximum cutting width of 10.7m and a 12,500 litre grain tank.
- New Holland will show updated versions of the Roll Baler 125 and Roll Baler 125 Combi round balers, featuring increased dropfloor movement for easier unblocking.
The SuperGrab can pick up a stack of four large square bales.
- Heath Engineering will be making its first appearance at the show with its Super Grab, a bale grab with four curved Hardox tines, designed to enable safer bale stacking and loading.
- JC Machinery will show the revamped Vredo overseeder which features a redesigned hopper, gas springs to improve lid operation and new spindle adjustment of the gearbox for easier calibration.
- Anderson Group and importer D Clifford present the Pro-Chop 150 bale chopper. The rotor features 264 knives to chop the forage or straw, a 270 degree swiveling spout can then be used to spread the material.