The farm equipment division of Greaves Cotton Ltd. has launched its first ever, compact mini tractor called ‘Ustad’ for farmers with small landholdings.

The company, however, has not yet announced the price. Greaves Ustad, in the 11-12 HP range, is an entry-level tractor and caters to a land holding size of 3-5 acres.

Designed primarily for farming operations, the tractor can be used in operations such as haulage.

The tractor is fitted with an emission-compliant, easy-to-service, economical and fuel-efficient Greaves G 600 W II engine with a low diesel consumption of 1 litre per hour. The 4-stroke direct injection single cylinder engine offers a maximum torque of 32 NM.

“The launch of Greaves Ustad is a testimony of our continuous focus on new product development and innovation. It symbolizes our commitment of providing the farming community a value-for-money product backed by a strong after-market support,” said Sunil Pahilajani, MD & CEO, Greaves Cotton Ltd.

“Our foray into the tractor segment completes the wide range of existing farm offerings. Farmers can now avail of a fuel efficient, easily manoeuvrable mini- tractor that can perform multiple tasks. Fuel efficient features and advanced ergonomic design provide farmers a comfortable driving experience coupled with functional superiority,” said C.M. Ashok Muni, CEO, Farm Equipment Business, Greaves Cotton.

Indian conditions

“Our endeavour is to provide agricultural products that suit the Indian soil conditions and crop patterns. The newly-launched Greaves Power Weeder and Paddy Weeder have received a positive response in the market. We are confident that Ustad will also help in further improving the lives of farmers through mechanised farming,” Mr Muni added. With a minimum turning radius of 2.1 M without brakes, Greaves Ustad offers users the easiest manoeuvrability, the company said.

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