Indian Tractor Major TAFE Debuts at AGRITECHNICA 2023 | Launches Electric Tractors and Showcases Concept Hydrogen Tractor
November 13, 2023 | Hanover, Germany: TAFE - Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, established in 1960, is one of the world’s largest tractor manufacturers that produces over 200,000 tractors annually in the < 100 hp range, and a leading exporter of tractors from India.
TAFE is expanding its presence to the technologically advanced European markets and its debut at AGRITECHNICA is a reiteration of TAFE’s commitment to serve the specific needs of progressive farmers with its compact, utilitarian and innovative tractors, and smart agriculture solutions.
TAFE made a bold statement with its new-age product range and well-designed booth, which featured electric compact tractors, advanced utility tractors with HVAC cabin, and next-gen modular smart farming solutions at AGRITECHNICA 2023. TAFE’s versatile range of products and farming solutions designed on innovative technology platforms, aim to cater to the special requirement of European customers.
The key highlight at the TAFE booth at AGRITECHNICA was the launch of the TAFE Electric tractor and the display of the concept Hydrogen tractor, demonstrating TAFE’scapabilities in exploring alternate fuel and sustainable solutions.
TAFE ELECTRIC TRACTORS
TAFE’s Electric tractor is equipped with 20 kW power, highly efficient transmission, low noise powertrain and a powerful electric motor with very high efficiency >90%. It has a fast charge feature which is fully compatible with European Combined Charging System - CCS2. One of the highlights of this tractor is its low maintenance cost. The TAFE Electric tractor is ideal for use by municipalities, logistics and material handling businesses, besides agriculture.
TAFE UTILITY RANGE
The tough and timeless TAFE 7515 comes with a robust 74 hp, 3-cylinder engine that delivers remarkable power. Designed for optimal comfort and productivity, this tractor is equipped with a 12-speed Synchromesh Mechanical Shuttle transmission and is Euro Stage 5 Compliant. It is the perfect partner for progressive farmers as it can be paired with variety of implements like the seed drills, rotary tillers, sprayers, spreaders, loading wagons and trailers.
TAFE COMPACT RANGE
The TAFE compact tractor range features the TAFE 6028 M (24 hp), TAFE 6028 H (24 hp) and TAFE 6020 M (18 hp), blending bold aesthetics with versatility, and is Euro Stage 5 Compliant. These adaptable tractors are adept in both farming and industrial tasks, marked by adjustable speeds and enhances operational effectiveness. Their affordability and low maintenance make them an appealing value proposition to hobby farmers and municipalities, besides agriculture. It is ideal for applications like the front loader and snow plough.
SMART FARMING SOLUTIONS
TAFE TERRA is an integrated smart agriculture ecosystem for multiple precision farming solutions like GPS based automatic steering system, telematics gateway, advanced farm management information system and smart TFT display cluster. TAFE TERRA helps enhance efficiency, productivity, and profitability for farmers.
ABOUT TAFE TRACTORS: tafetractors.com
TAFE Tractors is the signature brand of TAFE - Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, an Indian tractor major incorporated in 1960 and one of the largest tractor manufacturers in the world. TAFE Tractors are renowned for their durability, reliability, efficiency and ease of use, and have proven themselves over time, earning the trust of customers worldwide. TAFE is among the top exporters of tractors from India, exporting to 80+ countries and having a strong presence in several countries including 30 African nations. It holds leadership positions in countries like Tunisia, Zambia, Uganda, Morocco, Namibia, Botswana in Africa, besides Balkan nations, and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan in Asia. TAFE Tractors, with a history of success in multiple international markets, enters the Europe market to offer innovative products to meet specific needs of the European customers.
TAFE's product portfolio for the international markets includes tractors ranging from 15 to 100 horsepower. Built to the taste of the land, TAFE Tractors have proven their mettle by working with a wide variety of applications across tough terrains, cultivating various geographies and enriching countless lives. With a customer-centric approach, superior technology, world-class manufacturing facilities, and a commitment to quality and innovation, TAFE TRACTORS is a trusted brand among farmers worldwide.
About TAFE: tafe.com
TAFE - Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, is an Indian tractor major incorporated in 1960, with an annual sale of over 200,000 tractors and a turnover in excess of US $1.6 billion. One of the largest tractor manufacturers in the world, TAFE manufactures tractors under four iconic brands - TAFE, Massey Ferguson, Eicher and IMT (Industrija Mašina i Traktora). TAFE is one of the leading exporters of tractors from India and powers farms in over 80 countries across the world including nations Europe and the Americas. It is a significant shareholder in the AGCO Corporation, USA.
In 2005, TAFE acquired the Tractors, Engines and Transmissions business of the legendary Eicher brand with German roots, through a wholly owned subsidiary - TAFE Motors and Tractors Limited (TMTL). In addition to tractors, TAFE and its subsidiaries have diverse business interests in various sectors including farm machinery, diesel engines and generators, engineering plastics, gears and transmission components, hydraulic pumps and cylinders, vehicle franchises and plantations. TAFE acquired the iconic Serbian tractor and agricultural equipment brand IMT - Industrija Mašina i Traktora in 2018. Furthermore, TAFE acquired FAURECIA's Indian interior business of Group FORVIA - the French global automotive supplier, in 2022. TAFE has earned the trust of customers through its range of products that are widely acclaimed for superior quality and low cost of operation. TAFE's social focus has been significant since inception and it contributes towards meaningful causes of agriculture, education, healthcare, community development, disaster relief, conservation and tribal welfare besides supporting traditional art forms.