Exhibitors are carrying out the final touches for the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show which opens tomorrow. The two day indoor and outdoor event takes place once again at the Punchestown Racecourse in County Kildare.

“This is the 20th year the event will be held at Punchestown, which has proven an ideal venue for the FTMTA Show since 2003,” points out Karol Duigenan, current president of the Irish trade association. “We’ve expanded our offering thanks to several new exhibitors that have come on board and we’ll have a greater emphasis on technology this year than we’ve had for any previous edition of the show.

“We’ve entered a phase where farm machinery has reached a certain level of development while the accompanying technology is moving in a different gear, be it new engine technology, filamatic systems, capital systems and so on; the add-ons are developing at a greater pace and it’s an area that many working within the industry are increasingly devoting their focus to.”

The show will open its doors at 9am on Wednesday morning and there are around 170 exhibitors taking part. Ticket prices range from €15 to €20, while children under 12 go free.

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