Un­veils In­dia’s First Elec­tric & Hy­dro­static Trac­tor and 100-HP Back­hoe Loader

NBM&CW - - EQUIPMENT & MACHINERY -

Con­struc­tion and farm­ing ma­chine man­u­fac­tur­ing ma­jor Es­corts show­cased In­dia’s first elec­tric and hy­dro­static trac­tor, along with an ex­panded global port­fo­lio of trac­tors for the ex­port and do­mes­tic mar­ket, on its new plat­form called Es­clu­sive 2017. The com­pany has also un­veiled a pow­er­ful100-HP back­hoe loader for the first time in In­dia, for the ex­port mar­ket.

Es­corts has in­vested close to ₹20-30 crore in the de­vel­op­ment of its com­pact trac­tors that will cater to 22 HP to 90 HP range un­der its flag­ship brands Farm­trac and Pow­er­trac, com­pli­ant with the Tier-4 emis­sion norms of Europe and Amer­ica. Th­ese brands come un­der the New Es­cort Trac­tor Se­ries (NETS) that in­clude higher horse­power trac­tors of 70-90 HP and com­pact trac­tors of 22-90 HP, in­clud­ing trac­tors for paddy and haulage.

The new prod­uct range is de­signed to meet the re­quire­ments in mar­kets such as USA, Europe, Latin Amer­ica, Africa and the ASEAN coun­tries, and of the new-gen farm­ers in In­dia who are will­ingly adopt­ing new farm­ing tech­niques.

Un­veil­ing the range to a gather­ing of 43 in­ter­na­tional distrib­u­tors in a glit­ter­ing cer­e­mony,

Mr. Nikhil Nanda, MD, Es­corts Ltd,

"Es­corts proud to

said: is ex­tremely present an elec­tric trac­tor that dis­plays our fru­gal en­gi­neer­ing, and of­fers In­dia's best to the world. Our newly launched NETS will pro­vide a new ex­pe­ri­ence in terms of user com­fort and pre­ci­sion farm­ing, glob­ally, and the best part is their ‘wow’ fac­tor with af­ford­abil­ity.”

With the farm­ing in­dus­try evolv­ing and mod­ern­iz­ing, Mr. Nanda said that Es­corts will con­tinue to make farm­ing equip­ment more and more ad­vanced, and will show­case its in­no­va­tions through Es­clu­sive ev­ery year on 6th Septem­ber – the plat­form’s date of launch. He in­formed that the me­chan­i­cal com­pact trac­tor will be avail­able

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