ONE of the North of England's leading farm machinery shows takes place next week.

The sixth Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show takes place at York Auction Centre, Murton, near York, on Wednesday, and organiser Richard Tasker is delighted with the way in which it has become so popular event with manufacturers, distributors and farmers.

He said: "We will have more than 200 trade stands this year including every major international brand of farm machinery available in the UK and every locally based dealership. We have expanded our exhibition areas both inside and out in the fields.

"YAMS has been a phenomenal success, much bigger than any of us ever imagined and is now a firm favourite as it provides a unique platform where prospective purchasers can view all of the very latest farm equipment in one place.

"This year we have extended the exhibition area in the corner field as visitors approach from Murton Lane and within our auction buildings we have also expanded stand space availability with the launch of our new Ebor Hall.

"There will be one or two big announcements from some of our major Yorkshire distributors as businesses are increasingly recognising the opportunity to get their latest news across through being here. YAMS has become the place to be in February."

YAMS benefits hugely from its location at the Hull-Bridlington-York junction of the A64 and its parking availability is second to none with the Grimston Bar Park & Ride car park on the York side of the A64 offering visitors easy access to the show with the free bus service operated to and from the showground at 15 minute intervals throughout the day.

Mr Tasker said: "There isn’t a better way of seeing the show and not having to queue to get in and while we have added our YAMS seminars launched last year, and have a great line-up that will explore how best to gear up for whatever the future holds economically and politically, this show will always remain true to its roots as an agricultural machinery show. We look forward to seeing everyone next Wednesday."