Greaves Farm Equipment Business, part of Greaves Cotton Limited, one of India’s leading engineering companies, yesterday launched its first –ever, compact, mini – tractor, ‘Ustad’. Greaves Ustad is present in the 11-12 HP range of entry level tractors and caters to a land holding size of 3-5 acres. This entry level tractor will come in at a price of INR 2 lakhs to INR 2.4 lakhs.
Greaves Ustad 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/hour. The 4-stroke direct injection single cylinder engine offers a Maximum torque of 32 NM. This smart working mini – tractor comes with a variety of unique features. Designed primarily for farming operations, Ustad lends itself to multiple operations such as haulage, cultivator, seed drill, pesticide sprayer, rotavator etc.
Greaves Ustad features forward – reverse with eight forward and two reverse gears, completely sealed water proof mechanical brakes and a pawl and ratchet type locking arrangement as a standard fitment. Ustad comes with a combination of synchromesh, constant and sliding mesh gear shifting with epicyclical planetary reduction gear that is suited for all agricultural operations and haulage.
Ustad presents a three point linkage allowing for attachment of various implements like plough, cultivator, and harrow seed drill and for movement of implements.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Sunil Pahilajani, MD & CEO, said, “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.”
“Our foray into the tractor segment completes the wide range of existing farm offerings. Greaves Ustad is a smart mini- tractor option available in the entry level 11 HP range. Farmers can now avail of a fuel efficient, easily maneuverable mini- tractor that can perform multi tasks. Fuel efficient features and advanced ergonomic design provide farmers a comfortable driving experience coupled with functional superiority”, said Mr. C.M. Ashok Muni, CEO, Farm Equipment Business. He added, “Our endevour is to provide agricultural products that suit the Indian soil condition and crop pattern. 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 mechanized farming.”