Tractor & Farm Machinery

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Kubota becomes the fastest growing tractor company in India

Kubota Agricultural Machinery India Pvt. Ltd. (KAI), the Indian subsidiary of Kubota Corporation, Japan, has achieved a phenomenal 35 per cent growth rate in India.

As per recent Tractor and Mechanization Association (TMA) data, Kubota has sold a total of 10877 units in the year 2018-19 viz-a-viz 8036 units in 2017-a growth rate of 35 per cent and making it fastest growing tractor company in India in the Tractor Industry across all companies.

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Swaraj Tractors produces 15th lakh tractor in 4 decades

Swaraj Tractors, a part of the Mahindra Group, today announced that it had crossed a production milestone of 15 lakh tractors since its inception over 4 decades ago. Swaraj produced over 120,000 tractors in the financial year 2018-19 itself.

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Electric tractors hit Canadian fields with a whir

The all-electric 40 h.p. eUtility tractor is based on a 1z950s Ford built in India. Soletrac is able to buy the bare tractor without engine, so it can create a brand new electric tractor with no used components for North American customers. One tractor has already been sold to a farmer in Ontario. | Solectrac photo

Two California-built all-electric tractors are coming to the Canadian market this year. While the biggest is only 40 horsepower, these are serious tractors that may foretell the future of farm equipment.

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Mahindra first Indian brand to roll out 3 million tractors

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Wednesday has said that it had become the first Indian tractor brand to roll-out 3 million tractors. 
The company achieved this manufacturing milestone during March 2019, Mahindra said in a statement. This has further enhanced Mahindra’s leadership in the Indian market. 

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Major tractor row between John Deere and Mahindra

Following a complaint by John Deere, it has been recommended that Mahindra modify its ‘#1 Selling Tractor’ and ‘Over [2.1] million Mahindra tractors sold worldwide to date’ claims.

The recommendation was made by the (US-based) National Advertising Review Board (NARB).

The NARB also recommended that Mahindra (the Indian-headquartered manufacturer) discontinue its best warranty and superior oil protection claims.

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CRISIL: Domestic tractor sales may log double-digit growth this fiscal 2019

CRISIL Research said in a report on Tuesday said that domestic tractor sales could log a double-digit growth for the third consecutive year in fiscal 2019, rising 10-12 per cent to just short of eight lakh units.

“Given the high base, growth in fiscal 2020 is seen coming off a notch, though it could still be a respectable 6-8 per cent. A normal monsoon could ensure growth of 4-6 per cent, while various State and Central government schemes – if executed well – could add 1-3 per cent,” the report said.

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Kubota Corporation into agreement with Buhler to produce a new tractor platform.

Under the terms of this “OEM [original equipment manufacturer] long-term agreement”, Buhler Industries will manufacture these tractors at its factory in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada).

The tractors, in turn, will become the largest offered by Kubota. At present, Kubota’s most powerful tractor is its (175hp) M7172 (pictured above).