Industry

Greaves Cotton unveils power tiller ‘Bahubali’

Product is the first to be locally-designed by the firm: CEO

Greaves Farm Equipment Business, part of engineering firm Greaves Cotton Ltd., on Monday unveiled a mid-sized, heavy-duty power tiller branded ‘The Bahubali’.

“It is the first-ever 100% locally-designed and developed power tiller by Greaves Cotton,” said Nagesh Basavanahalli, MD and CEO, Greaves Cotton.

The company makes six models of power tillers ranging from 9 HP to 18 HP at its Ranipet facility in Tamil Nadu. ‘Bahubali’ is a 24-HP power tiller and is priced at about ₹1.70 lakh.

“Our vision is to strengthen our offerings in the agri sector by providing large farm solutions and services, from ploughing to harvesting [in order] to boost production,” he said. Pointing out that the opportunity in the farm sector was huge, he said the firm aimed to boost mechanisation and reduce dependency on human labour in farming.

‘Raising productivity’

He added that Greaves plans to invest in research and development, plant and people to develop a range of products. “As part of productivity enhancement [in farms], Greaves Cotton is taking aggressive steps to bring electric and solar pumps,” said M. Mohanan, president, Farm Equipment Business, Greaves Cotton.

(The writer was in Ranipet at the invitation of Greaves Cotton)

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