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Farmtrac Receives a Thumbs up for the Heritage Series Tractors at Nampo 2015

Johannesburg, May 13, 2015: Escorts Limited, India’s leading tractor manufacturer, is once again at the NAMPO Trade Fair 2015 in South Africa with its world famed Farmtrac Heritage Series tractors. Eyeing to further consolidate its presence in the South African market and beyond, Escorts Ltd has put on display the four Wheel Drive and two Wheel Drive variants of its fuel efficient, ergonomically engineered Farmtrac Heritage Series (6050, 6060, 6075) tractors. Farmtrac Heritage Series is a star performer for Escorts Ltd and has established unparalleled benchmarks even in European markets.

True to its commitment on bringing world class technological solutions for agriculture and allied sector in the African region, Escorts Ltd has been a regular participant at NAMPO which is an annual trade fair devoted to the farmers in Johannesburg region. Escorts Limited’s flagship Farmtrac Heritage series with its stunning mix of Indian engineering excellence and world class designs is sure to revolutionize the under-served small HP farm market in South Africa through world class, competitively priced solutions. The South African tractor industry currently stands at 6000 units a year which includes tractors up to 45HP. 25 HP.

The ‘Made In India’ Farmtrac Heritage Series tractors have proved equally successful in agricultural as well as commercial usage in South Africa. They are ideal for small farmers who seek maximum productivity along with harvest benefits. Farmtrac multifaceted tractors have won the farmer trust and confidence in Africa with their flexibility for versatile application, particularly grass cutting. These tractors are extremely successful with baler application using the reverse Power Take Off (PTO) and independent PTO, and in tasks such as fodder transportation. The Farmtrac Heritage series enables maximum saving for farmers by teaming up perfectly well with tools such as Tractor Grabber and Forklift. The Heritage series is custom designed for all traditional and new applications including Disc Ploughs, Rotary Tillers, and Levelers.

The 4 Wheel Drive (4WD) variant of Farmtrac Heritage Series offers up to five times more traction when used with the tractor mounted loader and backhoe loader. The 4WD variant has proved mettle with Log Cutter Applications, where fuel usage can be minimized through using multi speed PTO.

Commenting on the strategic participation at NAMPO 2015 in South Africa, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, Vice President International Business, Escorts Agri Machinery said, “We are extremely glad at the warm reception of Farmtrac Heritage Series Tractors in the African market. Thrust at Escorts for making the Farmtrac series equally suitable for agricultural as well as commercial usage in combination with extremely attractive pricing has served us well in South Africa. We believe that our experience here will also become a trend setter for the region.”

He further added, “Thanks to the versatility in agricultural & commercial application and economy in operations, the Farmtrac Heritage range has won plaudits for us within a short span of time. We shall continue to bring world class machinery to cater to the local market in Africa and build on the confidence on ‘Made In India’ products.”

Escorts has been serving the South African tractor markets since the last 15 years in partnership with DICLA FARM AND SEEDS P LTD. It has a wide distribution and service network across the country.

About Escorts Limited

The ESCORTS GROUP is among India's leading engineering conglomerates operating in high growth sectors of Agri Machinery, Material Handling & Construction Equipment, Railway Equipment and Auto Components. The Group has earned the trust of over 5 Million customers by way of product and process innovations over six decades of its existence. Escorts endeavors to transform lives in rural and urban India by leading the revolution in agriculture mechanization, modernization of automotive & railway technology and transformation of Indian construction.

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