This is the first day Farm Industry News hit the showfloor at Agritechnica 2013. The Hannover, Germany event is an every-other-year showcase of all that is new in agriculture. And this week we'll be showing what we find every day. Working with Mark Moore, a regular contributor to the magazine, and website, we're gathering up the new products we find that are relevant to our operation, or perhaps show of some interesting tech for you to check out.
This first day at the show, the second preview day, was already crowded with visitors checking out new products and sitting down to make deals too. That's a key part of this show that sets it apart from some as exhibitors connect with potential distributors to expand sales and get their products into new hands. The 42-hectare (about 85-acre) show site is comprised of 25 buildings, many are interlocked .
This show draws 2,900 exhibitors from 47 countries and this year's show is about 7% larger than the 2011 event. And the show organizer DLG has added 11% to the floor space for new products as well. The show runs from Nov. 12 through Nov. 16, including Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 preview days. It is considered a gateway to the European marketplace.
In this gallery, we ran across a wide range of products from prototype tractors to prototype tires, from compact folding spraybooms to new tractors that the U.S. market may not see before 2015. Check out this gallery and see what we found today, but check back again tomorrow for another round of new tech from Germany. And we'll be posting galleries through Friday, be sure to check back.