THE biggest tractor to come to Tasmania will be on show at Agfest this week and it's expected to pull a big crowd.
The Case IH Quadtrac weighs in at 25 tonnes and boasts just on 500 horse power.
Mick Boyd, the owner of Longford-based Farm Machinery Tasmania, said the huge machine was destined for use in broadacre farming.
``It's state-of-the-art in fuel economy and precision speed and ground sensing technology,'' Mr Boyd said.
``It's designed for bigger farms with big implements for seeding and broadacre cultivation.''
The giant tractor, which has rubber tracks instead of tyres to reduce ground disturbance and compacting, has a price tag of ``well under $500,000''.
``I'd like to say we could sell a dozen of them but we'll have to see,'' Mr Boyd said.
Agfest chairwoman Amanda Bayles expects the big red tractor to be a hit with visitors.
``Tractors are always a favourite,'' Ms Bayles said.
With exhibitor numbers up by 30 this year the state's biggest tractor wouldn't be the only big drawcard.
``We've got the Tasmanian Aero Club bringing a couple of light planes . . . and we've re-established the Beef Expo at the top of Main Street near the dairy section.''
WHEN: Opens Thursday and runs until Saturday, 8am to 5pm daily.
WHERE: Quercus Park, Carrick.
ADMISSION: Adults $15, children (5-15) $5, children under 5 free. Tickets available from Coles supermarkets statewide and at the gate.