BKT was front and centre for the EIMA (The International Agricultural and Gardening Machinery Exhibition) trade fair, where the prestigious Tractor of the Year honour was given to celebrate innovation in the sector.
BKT Celebrates a Second Year Sponsoring Tractor of the Year
The second Tractor of the Year prize, sponsored by BKT took place in a suitably special place – the EIMA International Agricultural Fair. The four big winners were:
Tractor of the Year 2022: John Deere with the 7R 350 AutoPowr model
Best Utility Tractor 2022: John Deere with the 6120M AutoPowr model
Best Specialised Tractor 2022: Reform with the Metrac H75 pro model
Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2022: New Holland with the T6.180 Methane Power model
With 26 judges for the Tractor of the Year jury engaged in studying, observing and testing the most innovative and high-performance tractors and machines on the market, this year’s edition was a tough one to call. The jury members were all experts from trade magazines across Europe, who selected the finalists.
Identifying the most cutting-edge technologies and solutions on the market while opening a window onto the future of agricultural mechanisation, the jury members were looking to a future that increasingly sees the tractor and its equipment at the centre of Agriculture 4.0, and as a fundamental means to streamline and optimise work in the field.
That is why, starting last year, BKT decided to embrace the mission of Tractor of the Year by sponsoring the award until 2024.
"We are really proud to be able to support this prestigious award for the second year – explained Lucia Salmaso, CEO of BKT Europe during the awards ceremony – we are convinced that the Tractor of the Year is a splendid showcase to enhance and emphasise innovation in agricultural mechanisation. This is why we will continue to strive to support this event, which for us is synonymous with the future, sustainability and technology.
Rounding off the ceremony, Fabio Zammartetti, President of Tractor of the Year said: of the 25th edition: "The level of tractors competing grows constantly and it was a very tight race. The jury this year, once again, did an extraordinary job in evaluating all the tractors competing for the four major awards. Our mission is to make the most of the technologies offered by tractors, without forgetting that sustainability plays a fundamental role in our industry. We are also very pleased with the collaboration with BKT, thanks to which we were able to find the perfect mix of digital and face-to-face events."