the leading tractor brand based out of Hoshiarpur in the north Indian state of
Punjab has launched India’s first field ready electric tractor, the Tiger
Electric. Sonalika tractors are manufactured in Hoshiarpur by LD Mittal-owned
International Tractors Ltd (ITL).
High level of robotics and automation at the
plant ensures that Sonalika tractors are manufactured using the latest
technology. The electric tractor was launched by Raman Mittal, Executive
Director, Sonalika Group.
Tiger Electric tractor is powered by a state-of-the-art IP67 compliant 25.5 kW
natural cooling compact battery to ensure 1/4th running costs against the
traditionally used diesel. The innovative, high quality battery of Tiger
Electric tractor can be fully charged with a regular home charging point in 10
hours, which reduces the effort of frequent travelling to petrol pumps for
energy efficient Etrac motor of Tiger Electric offers high power density and
high peak torque with zero RPM drop for optimal performance. The German design
motor ensures 100% torque availability at 100% times that powers the tractor
for fastest pick-up across any load conditions. The tractor is now available
for booking at an introductory price of Rs. 5.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
company claims that the availability of extra torque in the working range of
the field ready Tiger Electric offers more power that will maximise the farmer’s
performance at the fields without fatigue. Tiger Electric assures better
comfort for farmers as no heat is transferred from the engine and lesser number
of parts make sure that the tractor offers reduced vibration, thereby ensuring
lesser product downtime and zero maintenance costs.
Equipped with Sonalika transmission, the field
ready Tiger Electric offers a top speed of 24.93kmph and a battery backup of 8
hours while operating with 2 tonne trolley. As an option, the company is also
offering a fast charging system with which the Tiger Electric could be charged
in just 4 hours.