Agritechnica 2017 | Mahindra adds another string to its bow

By: Chris McCullough

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There seems to be no stopping Mahindra in its quest to be a major player in the agricultural machinery world as the company adds another string to its bow

The New Mahindra 7095 tractor on display
The New Mahindra 7095 tractor on display

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Targeting predominantly the US market, Mahindra launched a new range of tractors at Agritechnica in Germany, with ambitions to further develop the global market.

Even though the Mahindra group sells more than 300,000 tractors per year from all its brands, it has further ambitions for the new Mahindra ranges – the 6000, 7000 and 9000 series.

On top of that, Mahindra has recently entered a partnership with Erkunt Tractors in Turkey to help boost the ArmaTrac brand of tractors.

However, until the company figures out the finer details of this partnership agreement, Mahindra says it will not sell the new Mahindra tractors in western Europe, at least for the short term.

The new Mahindra 6000 series has five options available on two models, namely the 6065 and 6075. Options on this series include 2WD or 4WD and a cab.

Both are powered by 4-cylinder turbo engines at 62hp for the 6065 model and 71hp for the 6075 model. 

Transmission is a power shuttle system with speed synchromesh and range constant mesh using 15 forward and 15 reverse gears.

Looking at the 7000 Series, there are two models which are only available in four-wheel drive: the 7085 and the 7095, rated at 85hp and 95hp respectively.

Again, this series is powered by four-cylinder turbocharged, direct injection common-rail engines.

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The Mahindra 9125P tractor on display

Moving on to the 9000 Series, there are two models available: the 9110 and 9125, available in a number of options with Powershift or Powershuttle transmissions.

President of the Mahindra farm equipment sector, Rajesh Jejurikar, outlines the key priorities of the new series of tractors.

"We will focus on the north American market in the first case for the new range of Mahindra tractors," he says. "With our new partnership involving Erkunt Tractors, we will be focusing on the European market with the ArmaTrac brand.

"However, we will not rule out bringing the Mahindra tractors to the European market at some stage in the future.

"In fact, we just launched the new Mahindra tractors to the north American market two weeks ago."

Mahindra has also launched its SmartEye system which acts as a guidance unit for tractors but is the only one on the market that does not use GPS and favours using camera technology instead.

Globally, the Mahindra group operates in more than 100 countries, has 200,000-plus employees and turns over $19 billion per year. 

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