LAMMA Review
27th January 2020

Farmtrac at LAMMA 2020

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From right: Reesink’s Steven Haynes explains the benefits of the FT25G electric tractor to Professor Jane Rickson, president of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE), Ed Hansom, CEO of IAgrE, and Reesink’s David Cole.

Farmtrac, the latest compact tractor brand to the UK market, launched its all-new, all-electric model with dignitaries from the world of technology, engineering, agriculture and politics on stand to hear all about this innovative new technology.

Professor Jane Rickson, president of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE), Ed Hansom, CEO of IAgrE, and Mr Chakraborty, consul and public information officer for the Consulate General of India, all attended the stand to learn how the production-ready FT25G electric tractor featuring a lithium-ion battery represents the future of agriculture.

Professor of soil erosion and conservation at Cranfield Soil and AgriFood Institute and president of the IAgrE, Jane Rickson says: “On behalf of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Ed Hansom and I were delighted to be invited to the Reesink stand at LAMMA this year. By launching Farmtrac’s new FT25G electric tractor, Reesink is helping make agriculture a more environmentally friendly industry.

“With lithium-ion battery technology and quick charge time, this compact and agile tractor represents a significant development in agricultural engineering. Its environmental credentials include zero emissions and low noise levels. We were impressed by the tractor’s huge potential in a range of land-based industries both here and overseas, including horticulture, livestock and amenity use.”

Steven Haynes, tractor sales manager at Reesink Agriculture, Farmtrac’s UK distributor, says: “To have the support of the IAgrE and Mr Chakraborty for the launch of the FT25G is fantastic. We believe this tractor represents the future, as well as bolstering trade relations between the UK and India where Farmtrac is manufactured.”

Ed Hansom, CEO of IAgrE, concludes; “I was very impressed with Reesink’s all electric tractor. It captures a market which must surely only increase as climate change issues and associated legislation climb ever higher up the political agenda.”