National Farm Machinery Show coming up

Feb 10, 2015

Show will run from February 11-14

By Diego Flammini,

For those who were there to remember it, 1966 seemed to be a pretty good year.

Popular party game Twister made its debut at parties, musicians like The Troggs and Frank Sinatra were topping the charts and Adam West and Burt Ward teamed up as Batman and Robin for the first time on TV.

Focusing more on agriculture, 1966 also held the first National Farm Machinery Show in Kentucky and in 2015, the show, along with guitarist Slash from rock band Guns N Roses, will celebrate their 50th years.

About 850 exhibitors will take up 1.2 million square feet of space from Wednesday, February 11 to Saturday, February 14 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky to showcase the latest in farm machinery technology.

The show will feature some of the heavy-hitters in farming and agriculture including John Deere, Agco, CaseIH and Kubota.

New products set to be introduced include the Liquid Blockage Monitor System (LBMS) from CDS-John Blue Co. which allows farmers to know the rate of their liquid applications from the tractor cab and the XLB10 grain bag loader by Loftness that can load grain bags at 30,000 bushels an hour.

For those that like a little adrenaline rush, there will also be a tractor pull competition.

Pullers like Randy Barreau, Mickey Shorter and Brad Moss will compete and try to dethrone last year’s 10,200lb pro stock tractor champion Don Masterson and his tractor, Tinker Toy. Oh, and over $200,000 in prize money doesn’t hurt either.

The first tractor pulls start Wednesday, February 11 at 7:30PM and tickets are currently on sale. Be sure to visit the farm show calendar page to see what else is coming up.

Tractor pull
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