Versatility of Tractors

by Amili R. SEO

Since the beginning of independent India, tractors have been the most crucial and helpful tool for any farmer. About 60% of India’s population is either engaged in or dependent upon agriculture for its survival, whether it is in the form of livelihood or consumption. Therefore, it is safe to say that India is primarily an agricultural nation.

The Market for Tractors in India

India’s appreciation for tractors runs deep. In 2016, the country accounted for about 50% of the tractors produced in the world, becoming the largest tractor manufacturing nation. And interestingly, India is also the largest tractor market in the world. Even for states such as Haryana and Punjab, where there is a surplus of tractors, the market does not seem to go down. Reports have suggested that almost 4.3 million tractors are currently in operation India with 1 in 20 rural households owning one in 2011. And this is just 19% of the rural farming households that can afford a tractor. Estimates suggest that the market share of tractors in the country will continue to grow by 8%-9% per year.

Evolution of the Tractor’s Role

The role of the tractor has evolved over the decades – from ploughing and land clearance to hauling loads from spot to another. Consequently, we have seen the rise of specially designed haulage tractors alongside farm tractors.

When the British originally brought tractors to India, the purpose was to clear land for development here and there. And post-Independence, the Indian government promoted the use of tractors for farming purposes, which led to a boom in production and improvement of some of the best farm tractors in India.

Fuel-efficiency and investment in tractors

With the majority of Indians relying upon agriculture to fulfil their various needs, India is likely to continue investing heavily in the farming and agriculture sector. This means that the humble tractor will continue as a vital part of the farming scenario.

However, due to the erratic nature of the monsoon sometimes, farmers end up working at a loss on their farm. Therefore, owning a durable and fuel-efficient tractor in India means that a farmer can use the tractor for haulage purposes to generate income, with the help of a permit.


If you are looking for the best farm tractors in India or fuel-efficient haulage tractors, then consider checking out the tractors from the Escorts Group. Their range of Powertrac and Farmtrac tractors have been specially designed to accommodate farming as well as haulage purposes, especially in India.

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