Ever since there has been a significant improvement in the state of farming equipment in India, the role of modern tractors has become much more important with these being used on farms to automate quite a lot of agricultural responsibilities. Modern tractors are helpful in a lot of ways be it ploughing the field, clearing bushes, tilling, spreading fertilizers or planting. Some farmers also use it as a tool to routinely care take care of their lawns and maintain their landscape areas.
The Importance of Tractors Is Growing
According to T.R. Kesavan, President of Tractor and Mechanisation Association (TMA) of India, the importance of tractors is only set to improve.Tractor producers have recorded their highest ever sales in 2017-2018. Selling over 7 lakh units, a number expressively higher than the 5.9 mark in 2016-2017, the 22% increase in tractor sales definitely indicates that farmers are opening up to the idea of investing in multi-purpose tractors.
Another way of interpreting this would be the fact that since tractors come with such an excellent range to suit specific tasks and necessities, farmers are faced with several options –
- Subcompact and compact tractors accessible in a horsepower array of 15-40hp are perfect for large-scale landscaping works and farm duties such as tunneling, transportation or tilling on large grounds, medium grounds and meadows.
- The two-wheel tractor has been another huge favorite for farmers due to its self-powering and self-propelling nature. The tractor can pull and control numerous farm apparatuses such as a cultivator, a harrow, a trailer a plough and harvesters. The Mega-T brand which offers a 15hp diesel-engine along with several accessories like seed drill, rotovator, etc. has been a common purchase.
Tractors are characteristically created with controlling engines to collide with rough lands and pull tremendously heavy masses, making them operative in hard-hitting and undeveloped landscapes. Modern tractors are also becoming cheaper by the day, coming with additional features such as cast-iron front axles, reaper-harvesters, etc.
Usability of Tractors
Since most farmers are required to spend most of their day out in the field, it is really difficult for them to study heavy instructions and follow them while using their farming equipment. Modern tractors however, have features such as power shift transmission and hydro-static transmission which make the operations a lot easier. In addition to that, most modern tractors also feature power steering options, making turning them easier. Some advanced models help decrease operator exhaustion with designer shift panels and a mechanically receptive transmission.
Makes the installation of gardening and farming tools very easy
Modern tractors allow the attachment of a lot of gardening and farming tools, including the likes of – end loader add-ons, back hose, etc. to be which makes the tractor beneficial for a lot of other functions.
Tractor penetration has improved from one-per-150 hectares to one-per-30 hectares. With there being multiple loans available for farmers to access these machines, analysts have predicted that there will be a further increase in farmers investing in high-quality farming equipment in India such as modern tractors.