February 04, 2013
Great Plains new style showstand, which mixed technical exhibits highlighting the company’s research work with machines, proved a hit with stand visitors at LAMMA and attracted a significant new audience, reports UK Sales Director David Holmes:
“The technical displays concentrated on two of the hottest topics of the moment among arable farmers – those of reliable, low-cost oilseed rape establishment and soil restructuring”.
The machines also made their mark – with many stand visitors complementing how smart the new green livery and new logos looked:
“Over the past decade we have co-operated with a range of industry partners to examine all aspects of one-pass oilseed rape establishment, and many farmers took the opportunity to talk with us about the results of that work.
“We gathered a lot of enquiries from farmers wanting further information on this work, which is continuing this year on a number of sites across the UK and in key export markets like France, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
“We also had many requests for more information on the correct ways to re-structure damaged soil this spring.
“With so many farmers having large acreages to prepare and drill this spring – and so many preparing for spring cultivations for the first time in years – we spent plenty of time discussing the correct set-up of machines for spring work.
“In this respect the fact that many of our models have fully adjustable disc working angles is being seen as a real benefit by users.
“One pleasing aspect of the show was the proportion of enquiries that came from new customers who we believe were attracted by the new style stand and the offer of sound advice on what are crucial topics at the moment”.