Tractor of the Year 2025 Officially Launched in Milan

The vibrant city of Milan set the stage for the official launch of the 2025 edition of the Tractor of the Year (TotY) awards. Held at the elegant NHOW Hotel, the event titled "Let The Challenge Begin" saw manufacturers presenting their cutting-edge tractors to an international jury, marking the commencement of a rigorous selection process to determine the finalists.

Tractor of the Year 2025 Officially Launched in Milan
June 20, 2024

A Gathering of Industry Leaders

The launch event attracted over 70 guests, including 25 journalists from across Europe, who also serve as jurors, 30 brand representatives, and senior management from BKT Tires, the event's official sponsor. These attendees witnessed two days of intensive technical evaluations, where each of the 21 competing tractors, represented by 17 prominent brands, showcased their unique features.

The brands in contention this year include industry giants such as CLAAS, TAFE - Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, Yanmar, JCB, New Holland Agriculture, Massey Ferguson, GOLDONI KEESTRACK srl, Case IH, STEYR Traktoren, Hattat Traktör, Lindner Traktoren, Antonio Carraro SpA, Argo Tractors S.p.A., BCS SpA, Valtra Inc., and Fendt.

The Judging Process

During the event, each tractor was presented through individual submissions, allowing manufacturers to highlight their innovative designs and technological advancements. By the end of June, the jury will announce the finalists who will then vie for the prestigious title at the Eima International in Bologna on November 6th.

Image | BKT | (L to R) Fabio Zammaretti, President of Tractor of the Year and Lucia Salmaso, Managing Director of BKT Europe.

BKT Tires: Driving the Future of Agriculture

BKT Tires continues its vital role as the sponsor of TotY, reinforcing its commitment to advancing agricultural technology and sustainability. This partnership, renewed last year, underscores BKT's dedication to fostering innovation within the sector.

Lucia Salmaso, Managing Director of BKT Europe, expressed enthusiasm about the renewed partnership. “The TOTY award is perfectly in line with BKT's constant pursuit of innovation and superior performance, which is reflected in our specially designed and engineered tires. We take this competition to our hearts as it puts us in direct contact with OEMs, their needs, and the future of agricultural mechanization. This is what drives us to continue our commitment to innovation, by offering reliable tires that enhance equipment performance in different conditions and in specific applications."

Echoing this sentiment, Fabio Zammaretti, President of Tractor of the Year, highlighted the importance of BKT's support. "Having a robust and reputable company like BKT by our side is an honor. As we celebrated our twenty-fifth anniversary last year, this renewal marks the start of a new chapter for us, one that includes introducing new categories to award the most innovative tractors in the sector."

Looking Ahead

As the agricultural sector continues to evolve, the Tractor of the Year awards play a crucial role in highlighting the innovations that are driving this change. With the support of BKT Tires, TotY is poised to set new standards in recognising the best in tractor technology.

For more details on the Tractor of the Year awards, the competing tractors, and the upcoming event, please visit www.tractoroftheyear.org.

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