If you’ve spent time in India’s vast and beautiful countryside, and watched her hard working farmers go about their business, chances are that an Escorts farm tractor would have figured in those scenes somewhere.
This time, they are back with a product that promises to turn our crop fields, two shades greener!
Escorts Ltd today launched India’s first Electric & Hydrostatic concept tractor and an expanded global portfolio of tractors for the export and domestic market in 22HP to 90 HP range under flagship brands Farmtrac and Powertrac.
This includes the flagship New Escorts Tractor Series (NETS) with higher horse power (70 to 90 HP), Compact tractors in 22 to 30 HP range, Crossover tractors for both paddy and haulage applications, tractors with cabin options for driving comfort, along with tier 4 emission norms compliant CRDi engines which will cater to customer demands from the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa and ASEAN countries apart from new generation farmers in India.
Electric Tractor Tech Specs Et Al?
Escorts is still evaluating its driving range and torque output. The company says its electric tractor will reduce the farmer’s operational costs by over 50%.
Tech and Development?
The just-revealed electric tractor concept has been developed in house by the company and the folks at the Escorts factory are confident that they will transform this concept to production soon.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Rajan Nanda, Chairman, Escorts Ltd, said, “Escorts is on a transformational journey of developing products for global markets and offer products of quality with specifications that would be competitive and attractive to buyers. Today’s product showcase is a preview of the technical and qualitative development keeping the dynamics and demand of today’s progressive farmers. We are spreading our operations to reach countries globally and will develop products mapped to the requirements of the customers and market.”
At the launch event, Mr Nikhil Nanda, the Managing Director, added, “Escorts is extremely proud to launch Electric tractor concept displaying our frugal engineering to offer India’s best to the world. Continuing with our massive transformative purpose of contributing to global food requirement we will enable farmers globally to produce more with mechanized farming products and solutions. New Escorts Tractor Series (NETS) launched today will create all together a new user experience in comfort and precision farming globally.”
Production dates shall be announced later. Nikhil, can we have one of those cool electric tractors to thrash around the fields once they roll out? We will take that green one over there, thanks. 🙂
The Escorts Group is among India’s leading engineering conglomerates operating in areas of Agricultural Machinery, Material Handling, Construction and Railway Equipment.
Watch: The story and vision of Escorts’ founder in a neat video from the company’s official YouTube Channel.
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