International Agricultural Machinery Show: 114 agri-machinery firms gather in Hokkaido, Japan

HOKKAIDO, July 7 – The 35th International Agricultural Machinery Show in Obihiro, one of Japan’s largest agri-machinery exhibitions, is held in Obihiro City, Hokkaido, on June 6 to 10, 2023. The show is back for the first time in five years, gathering 114 manufacturers and organizations from home and abroad, with many presenting large-sized machineries and processors including smart agricultural vehicles featuring the application of information and communication technology (ICT).

Claas from Germany has a display of a large 400+ horsepower (hp) combine harvester with a 12,500-liter grain tank and an attachment for harvesting grain corn, whose production is multiplying in Japan. According to MSK Farm Machinery, the importer, the machine is versatile and boasts high usability as it can handle many other products, including wheat and soybeans.

Several other agri-machine manufacturers are also present with new machinery under development.

Yanmar is showing an electrically-powered tractor for future markets. According to the Osaka-based heavy machine manufacturer, its power is equivalent to a 30hp-engine tractor. The company has a video of the tractor equipped with a rotary actually cultivating the land. “We’ll pursue the development further considering the impact of vibrations and mud,” a person from Yanmar explained.

Kubota has an electrically-powered tractor for park keepers in Europe. The 26-hp machine from Kubota can work for three to four hours on a single charge. According to the company, the zero-emission tractor is quiet while working, so it doesn’t disturb people enjoying their peaceful time in the park. Kubota has not decided to release the product in Japan yet.


The venue full of many large-sized agri-machinery (on July 6, 2023, in Obihiro City, Hokkaido)

The venue full of many large-sized agri-machinery (on July 6, 2023, in Obihiro City, Hokkaido)

eki is also displaying a riding mower for the European market.

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