All 23 huge halls at the Hannover Fairgrounds are needed to house the 2,900 exhibitors at this year’s edition of the world’s largest farm machinery show, which starts on Sunday. If you are planning to visit Agritechnica next week then the following provides a flavour of some of the new tractors that will be on display.

Case-IHThe Quadtrac CVX will be a highlight on Case IH’s stand. The ZF-developed CVX tranny is available in the 470, 500 and 540, which at 613hp, is believed to be the world’s most powerful CVT tractor. Also, look out for ActiveDrive 8, the firm’s new semi-powershift transmission for Maxxum Multicontroller models (eight powershift steps in each of three ranges), and the new three-model Farmall A tractors.

Claas:Described as the first half-track tractor with full suspension, standard belt width on the Claas Axion 900 Terra Trac is 635mm, with 735 and 890mm options. Top speed on all widths is 40km/hr. Claas says the result combines the advantages of a tracked tractor in terms of traction and soil protection, with the more convenient drive characteristics of a conventional standard tractor.

John Deere:Described as a versatile ballasting solution for tractors without impeding the front and rear lift capacities, John Deere’s EZ Ballast Wheels is claimed to provide a quick, simple and safe way to add up to 1.5t of ballast to a tractor.

Fendt:Fendt’s first tracked tractors – the 900 Vario MT and 1100 MT will be on display for the first time following the absorption of the Challenger brand into Fendt in Europe and the Middle East. Fendt will also show the e100, an electrically-powered version of the 200 Vario tractor and Xaver, the latest version of its field robot.

Kubota:Kubota will not only show a 60hp autonomous tractor, but also a bolt-on generator (e-Power) that allows a tractor to provide an additional 10.5kW of low-voltage electricity for rear implements. Also, look out for the new M7002 tractors and a Tractor Implement Management (TIM) system.

Mahindra:At Agritechnica for the first time, Mahindra will unveil its first automatic tractor steering system and launch new 6000 (65-75hp), 7000 (85-95hp) and 9000 Series (110-125hp) tractors. All three ranges are powered by Stage IV-compliant Mahindra-made engines. Massey Ferguson:MF is looking to broaden the appeal of its Beauvais-built 5700 Global series with two new 3cyl models – the 5708 (85hp) and 5709 (95hp). Built on a similar chassis as the current 100hp and 110hp tractors, the two newcomers come as standard with the Dyna-4 transmission. McCormick:McCormick will preview new 4-pot Stage IV versions of its three-model X7.4 range (147hp, 160hp and 176hp). Transmission options include VT-Drive (CVT) and P6-Drive – a 6-speed powershift with five robotically-activated ranges. McCormick will also show the 3.6-litre Deutz-powered (Stage IV) X6.35 (110hp), X6.45 (119hp) and X6.55 (126hp).

New Holland:Visitors to New Holland’s stand will be treated to a revamped and very futuristic looking version of the firm’s methane powered tractor concept. Still based on a T6.180, the bubble cab provides 20% more glass than the standard tractor. New Holland will show a new suspended front axle for its long wheel base T7s.

SDF:Agritechnica will be the first public outing for Deutz-Fahr’s three new 4-pot models – the 6155.4 (156hp), 6165.4 (164hp) and 6175.4 (171hp). The new models share the same exterior design, and many internal components, such as the transmissions and hydraulics, with the 6cyl models.

Valtra:Valtra will show a transparent tractor windscreen display called SmartGlass. Laminated inside the glass of an N series tractor, the system can be programmed to show travel and engine speed, temperature of engine/hydraulics, fuel tank level, position information of front loader, implement related data, and even an incoming call on a mobile phone.

Zetor:Remember the Pininfarina design concept on Zetor’s stand at the last Agritechnica? The technical details are under wraps, but the Czech tractor maker informs us that new shape will return to this year’s show in the form of the first commercial version. Zetor will also launch new 40-70hp tractor ranges called the Utilix and Hortus.

Enjoy the show!