If you didn’t make it to Hannover last November then this week’s LAMMA 2018 provides an ideal opportunity to see some of the new tractors previewed at Agritechnica. This includes Case IH’s Quadtrac 540 CVX (up to 613hp) – the world’s most powerful tractor with a CVT transmission. It will be joined by the Quadtrac 500 CVX and Quadtrac 470 CVX models (max. 558hp and 525hp respectively).

Also new is the Maxxum ActiveDrive 8, which is fitted with a new 24 x 24 semi-powershift transmission (eight powershift steps in each of three ranges). The Puma X is a new base version in the 140-165hp power bracket, and the Farmall A is claimed described as a low-cost, versatile, manoeuvrable and easily maintained 55-75hp tractor ideal for livestock farms.

John Deere has announced a number of improvements to its lower horsepower 5M and 5E Series tractors up to 115hp. The company has also extended the 5E range with the introduction of the new 49hp 5050E – the company’s smallest agricultural tractor. The star attraction on Fendt’s stand is likely to be the MT 943 tracked tractor, which at 431hp is the flagship of the three-model range. Kubota’s M7702 Series is also new as is Landini’s Rex 4 compact tractor range, which spans 69-111hp (the 95hp Rex 4-100 F will be on display).

Massey Ferguson managed to keep the introduction of the 5700S, 6700S, 7700S and 8700S tractors under wraps until Agritechnica, and models from all four ranges will be on display on LAMMA. There is also a new 90hp addition in the form of the 5709S, while the 7722S can be specified with taller 2.05m diameter tyres.

LAMMA heralds the commercial UK launch of McCormick’s X8 VT-Drive. Also on display will be the second-generation X7 Series tractors, which includes a more powerful model with 205hp for draft work and up to 225hp for PTO and transport operations, while the new P6-Drive transmission serves up two extra powershift steps and an additional range.

The show will provide the first opportunity for UK and Irish farmers to see New Holland’s next generation methane-powered tractor and visitors interested in the future can look at one of the firm’s T8 tractors fitted with its NHDrive autonomous tractor technology pack. Also on show is the new suspended front axle on the T7 LWB, and the T6 Dynamic Command tractor appears for the first time for its UK preview. Finally, TYM says the 39hp T393 brings more versatility to its utility range, and Zetor will show a model from the new 4-pot Hortus (67hp) range.