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Harvester Boom: Swaraj Tractors ramps up production of the new Swaraj 8200 Smart Harvester

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18 December 2023, PithampurSwaraj Tractors recently launched its next-generation Swaraj 8200 Smart Harvester for the Indian farmer. Introduced in the kharif season, the harvester delivered excellent results in harvesting crops like paddy and soybean. With the successful debut of this harvester, the company is looking forward to a healthy demand for this product in the upcoming rabi season.

Over the past few years, India has seen a boom in the combined harvester sector. This is brought about by increased farm mechanization to increase agricultural output, expanding acreage for grain crop cultivation, and government support. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) reports that approximately 32% of India’s harvesting and threshing processes for cash crops, pulses, oil seeds, millets, and major cereals are mechanized. In wheat and rice crops, almost 60% of the harvesting and threshing processes are automated. Combine harvesters are being used more often for threshing and harvesting tasks, which is promoting market expansion.

“The Swaraj 8200 Smart Harvester is a result of many years of technology development at Swaraj’s R&D facility in Mohali, supported by Mahindra & Mahindra’s Harvester R&D facility in Finland, Europe. The company has built a dedicated harvester plant in Pithampur in anticipation of the strong growth of its harvester products. The plant includes state-of-the-art machinery for manufacturing parts, a modern paint shop, dedicated assembly lines, and test facilities.”

“Delivering real-time information on harvested acres, live location tracking, road kilometers traveled, and fuel consumption, Swaraj’s Intelligent Harvesting System empowers better decision-making, operational efficiency, and maximized profits for customers”, the company mentioned in a statement.

The new Swaraj 8200 Smart Harvester is powered by an in-house developed and manufactured engine, which provides best-in-class fuel economy, as well as environmentally friendly BS-IV emission standards.

Kairas Vakharia, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Farm Machinery, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. explained that, “Swaraj has been the pioneer in harvesting technology in India and the new 8200 Smart Harvester builds on this legacy by setting a new technology benchmark. By virtue of its Intelligent Harvesting System, the company’s service and product support team provides 24×7 monitoring of the harvester’s performance and health leading to unmatched standards of customer support.”

(In Picture: Kairas Vakharia, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Farm Machinery, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. with the new Swaraj 8200 Smart Harvester)

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