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Mahin­dra adds 6000, 7000 and 9000 se­ries trac­tors

Farms & Farm Machinery - - News -

There seems to be no stop­ping In­dian com­pany Mahin­dra in its quest to be a ma­jor global player in the agri­cul­tural ma­chin­ery world as the com­pany adds an­other string to its bow.

Tar­get­ing pre­dom­i­nantly the US mar­ket, Mahin­dra launched a new range of trac­tors at Agritech­nica in Ger­many, with am­bi­tions to fur­ther de­velop the global mar­ket.

Even though the Mahin­dra group sells more than 300,000 trac­tors per year from all its brands across the world, it has fur­ther am­bi­tions for the new Mahin­dra ranges – the 6000, 7000 (above) and 9000 se­ries.

On top of that, Mahin­dra has re­cently en­tered a part­ner­ship with Erkunt Trac­tors in Turkey to help boost the Ar­maTrac brand of trac­tors.

How­ever, un­til the com­pany fig­ures out the finer de­tails of this part­ner­ship agree­ment, Mahin­dra says it will not sell the new Mahin­dra trac­tors in western Europe, at least for the short term.

The new Mahin­dra 6000 se­ries has five op­tions avail­able on two mod­els, namely the 6065 and 6075. Op­tions on this se­ries in­clude 2WD or 4WD and a cab.

Both are pow­ered by 4-cylin­der turbo en­gines at 62hp for the 6065 model and 71hp for the 6075 model.

Trans­mis­sion is a power shut­tle sys­tem with speed syn­chro­mesh and range con­stant mesh us­ing 15 for­ward and 15 re­verse gears.

Look­ing at the 7000 Se­ries (pic­tured), there are two mod­els which are only avail­able in four-wheel drive: the 7085 and the 7095, rated at 85hp and 95hp re­spec­tively.

Again, this se­ries is pow­ered by four-cylin­der tur­bocharged, di­rect in­jec­tion com­mon-rail en­gines.

Mov­ing on to the 9000 Se­ries, there are two mod­els avail­able: the 9110 and 9125, avail­able in a num­ber of op­tions with Pow­er­shift or Pow­er­shut­tle trans­mis­sions.

Pres­i­dent of the Mahin­dra farm equip­ment sec­tor, Ra­jesh Je­jurikar, out­lines the key pri­or­i­ties of the new se­ries of trac­tors.

“We will fo­cus on the north Amer­i­can mar­ket in the first case for the new range of Mahin­dra trac­tors,” he says. “With our new part­ner­ship in­volv­ing Erkunt Trac­tors, we will be fo­cus­ing on the Euro­pean mar­ket with the Ar­maTrac brand.

“How­ever, we will not rule out bring­ing the Mahin­dra trac­tors to the Euro­pean mar­ket at some stage in the fu­ture.

“In fact, we just launched the new Mahin­dra trac­tors to the north Amer­i­can mar­ket two weeks ago.”

Mahin­dra has also launched its SmartEye sys­tem which acts as a guid­ance unit for trac­tors but is the only one on the mar­ket that does not use GPS and favours us­ing cam­era tech­nol­ogy in­stead.

Glob­ally, the Mahin­dra group op­er­ates in more than 100 coun­tries, has 200,000-plus em­ploy­ees and turns over $19 bil­lion per year.

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