To whet the appetite of agricultural journalists from around the world, Agritechnica organizers held a two-day media event with nearly 50 of the show’s exhibitors. As the only North American journalist attending, I was able to meet with these exhibitors to get a sneak peek of what will be on display in November. And with more than 2,700 exhibitors converging on Hannover, it is only a sliver of what’s in store.
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1. JCB loaders
JCB will launch four new compact telescopic and industrial-scale wheeled loaders at Agritechnica, including the new TM180 and TM200, Farm Master 413S Agri and Farm Master 435S Agri. Visit <a href="http://jcb.com" target="_blank">jcb.com</a>
3. Dammann sprayers
Dammann is a German manufacturer of self-propelled sprayers and spraying equipment. The company will be introducing its Curves Control Application, which adjusts the output volume of the spray boom during cornering, to allow of a uniform spray rate. Visit <a href="http://www.dammann-technik.de/" target="_blank">http://www.dammann-technik.de/</a>
4. ISOBUS control unit from WTK-Elektronik
A new generation ISOBUS control unit for single-seed planting machines is being unveiled by WTK-Elektronik. Controlled by an ISOBUS terminal, all control commands are transmitted to an integrated control and on to the respective motor job controllers. The speed control system of the drive motors are handled electronically depending on the driving speed and the set seed distance. Visit <a href="http://www.wtk-elektronik.de/index.php?L=5" target="_blank">http://www.wtk-elektronik.de/index.php?L=5</a>
5. Seats from Grammer
It’s likely not a household name, but Grammer specializes in the development and production of driver and passenger seats for offroad vehicles, including tractors. The company will unveil its patented “dualmotion” adaptive back support. The upper part of the backrest adjusts automatically to a user’s posture when they turn around, actively supporting an operation while watching rear attachments, minimizing associated strains. <a href="http://usa.grammer.com/usa/seating-solutions.html" target="_blank">http://usa.grammer.com/usa/seating-solutions.html</a>
6. Altek carbon booms
Reduced weight and increased stability in spray booms is the target for Altek, The company is in final development of a carbon-fiber spray boom that provides considerable weight reduction compared to steel or aluminum spray booms. Altek will be displaying a prototype of the boom at Agritechnica. <a href="http://www.altekinternational.com/" target="_blank">http://www.altekinternational.com/</a>