The ‘Machine of the Year’ award is open to all machines launched/manufactured since the last National Ploughing Championships. Entries must currently be in manufacture and all machines should have a practical use in agriculture and will be exhibiting at Ploughing 2018.
NPA Assistant Managing Director Anna Marie McHugh said “There was great interest with entries of an exceptional standard in last year’s ‘Machine of the Year’ competition and this is to be expected again this year. As the quality of machinery at Ploughing is unparalleled with ground breaking displays and cutting edge technologies worth in excess of €50 million.”
“Last year’s winner was the exceptional horse-power high cylinder Valtra N174 tractor, which the judges praised for its ability to have different levels of specifications for operational use and the intuitive design of the touch screen systems. Following the Ploughing Championships the Valtra N174 has gone on to experience phenomenal commercial success.”