In its last issue, abolsamia magazine is covering the topic More robotics and more power. Richard Markwell, President of CEMA, shares with us his vision about the most recent trends on the industry of agricultural machinery.
Richard Markwell is Vice President and Managing Director of Massey Ferguson for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and President of CEMA, the association representing the producers of agricultural machinery in Europe.
abolsamia: Lately, there is a tendency for farms to replace their low and medium average powered tractors for a smaller number of higher powered tractors. What advantages do you find in the concentration of more power in less machines?
Richard Markwell: Farmers’ decisions on the power class are typically made with the size of their farm in mind – and with a view to the specific tasks that the tractor is supposed to perform. As such, we see a clear trend towards farmers purchasing tractors that are tailor-made to their operational needs. On the one hand, this has indeed resulted in a trend towards more powerful machines.