KOEL’s Smarter Farm Machine receives Industry Approval Kirloskar’s Multi-utility Power Tiller Patent filed
Pune – October 31, 2014: Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL), an industry leader in agricultural pump sets and power generating units, received a positive nod from the patent office in Mumbai with the acceptance of its patent filed for the ‘Smarter Farm Machines’ (multi-utility Power Tiller). The acceptance from the patent office came in October 2014 with the filing of ‘Side power take off arrangement’ for its Power Tiller.
Sharing his thoughts on the development, Antony Cherukara, vice president, Strategy & Head, Agriculture & Allied business, said, “KOEL has always focused on developing indigenous technology. The smarter farm machine is one such example of our innovation.” He further added, “This solution will immensely aid farmers from across the country, reducing their cost of investment at the same time being able to do more with less.”
Power tillers are generally used with ground engaging tools like rotary tillers which are mounted on the power tiller. The utility of the tiller can be increased with the power take off arrangement which can be used for variety of other farming related applications. This reduces the burden of investing in separate prime movers for each operation, thus providing economic benefits to the farmer.
Smarter Farm Machine is the product of KOEL’s in-house design with more than 90% of components indigenous. The revolutionary product is a power tiller which works like a tractor. With this machine, farmers would be able to sit on the machine and operate in the field comfortably. This machine could be used for multi-applications in dry land as well as wet land because of more power, better back torque, mid PTO (Power take-off), better speeds, easy attachments, driver seat and many more features including safety aspects like disc actuated brakes and better balancing, tractor style bonnet, side PTO, more space for entry and exit facilitating farmers to relax while operating in the field.
Kirloskar’s smarter farm machines will be manufactured as the company’s new manufacturing site at Kagal, near Kolhapur, Maharashtra, with a production capacity of 12,000 machines per annum. The product will have over 200 exclusive sales, service and spares dealerships across India with close to 500 touch points for sales enquiry, servicing and parts availability.
About Kirloskar Group
Pune-headquartered Kirloskar Group is the one of the oldest and most respected engineering conglomerate in India which has more than 125 years of history. Kirloskar group has presence in diversified product categories like diesel engines, pump sets, diesel generators, compressors, etc. catering to diversified customers from urban as well as rural India.
About Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd
Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL) is the leading manufacturer of agriculture pumpsets, diesel engines and power generating units for residential, commercial and off highway equipment. Started in 1946, KOEL today is the largest producer of non-automotive diesel powered engines in India. The company has an annual turnover of Rs 2287 crores with over 2400 employees spread across the country.
Headquartered in Khadki, Pune, KOEL has four state-of-the-art manufacturing units, four regional offices and 13 network offices spread across major cities and rural agriculture destinations in India. With a strong integrated distribution network, KOEL supplies diesel engines to international markets as well, including Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
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