INDIA - India’s leading tractor manufacturer, Escorts Ltd has launched country’s first anti lift tractors in Powertrac Euro series.
Priced at the range of $8575 to $9050, the tractors come in two variant, LT4000 and ALT3500 offering 37 hp and 41 hp respectively.
The newly launched tractors will benefit from innovative technology developed by Escorts with improvements seen in front lift resistance capacities.
Tractors in general are usually vulnerable because of their front Lift nature, resulting in reduced or no steering of front wheels.
This endangers the safety of the driver and results in considerable damage which increases the maintenance cost for the owner, the company said in a statement.
Escorts R&D has developed an innovative technology through series of path breaking measures such as shifting the center of gravity and hitch point forward, unique hub-reduction transmission, increased wheel base, heavy front axle, stiffener bars and plates, custom-designed 85kg front bumpers and high-intensity extra front lamps.
These features considerably improve the front lift resistance capability of the tractor, the statement adds.
Speaking about this new technological achievement, Shenu Agarwal, vice president, head of knowledge management centre (R&D), Escorts Agri Machinery, said: “Our anti lift tractor brings freedom from drudgery and life threatening situations for the driver while offering never before value for money to the tractor owner.”
SP Pandey, chief general manager & market lead - Powertrac, Escorts Agri Machinery said: “No tractor company has endeavored before to ameliorate the hapless driving conditions experienced by the haulage operators, particularly in mining and transportation.”
“Currently, while driving up a gradient, tractor tends to dance with a fully loaded trailer hitched to it, thereby putting the life of driver and his helper in precarious condition. Increased wear & tear and accidents also increase the inefficiencies for the tractor owner,” Pandey adds.
The tractor comes with certified fuel-efficient engine, haulage-special low-wear rear tyres, 4-coat high-life yellow paint, long life oil brakes, and 20 per cent bigger fuel tank.
The company is selling the new tractors in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar.