Home-grown tractor manufacturer Sonalika group plans to open a harvester manufacturing facility in Amb town situated in Himachal Pradesh. The company will invest INR 200 crore to roll out harvesters to increase farmer's productivity.
Spread across 29 acres, the new plant at Amand is designed with a multi-stage CED (Cathode Electric Deposition) paint process often seen at car manufacturing facilities.
Established with an investment of INR 18 crore, the CED paint process involves 14-stage a treatment process that ensures rust-free and a more extended period of harvester's performance. The company has also launched Samrat harvester at INR 25.5 lakh.
The Sonalika Samrat facilitates operations like reaping, threshing and winnowing. It is designed for farmers to obtain maximum yield with ease and comfort in operations during harvesting of wheat, paddy, barley, soybean, sunflower, mustard, green gram along with black gram, the company said in a press release.
Raman Mittal, Executive Director, Sonalika Group said, it is in Sonalika's DNA to innovate aggressively while keeping farmers at the core of every new development. Our new plant at Amb has been installed with world-class technologies to manufacture high-tech harvesters that significantly increase farmer's productivity. In addition, the facility has been equipped with a CED paint shop for rust-free performance from our products for years after their purchase.
'Our latest launch, the Sonalika Samrat combine harvester, has been designed to maximise farmer efficiency during harvesting,' he added.
Sonalika Samrat comes with projector headlights, LED tail lamps, comfortable seating and adjustable ergo steering to support longer working hours for farmers. Its power-packed diesel engine generates 101 HP power at 2,200 rpm and is coupled with a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox for smoother operations.
Fitted with the longest feeder assembly having four feeder chain mechanisms for stability, the new tractor is supported by heavy-duty bearings for easy maintenance.
The Sonalika Samrat combine harvester will be available in 2WD, 4WD options, and various attachments to suit farmers' requirements and propel them towards a prosperous tomorrow.
It is available in 2WD, 4WD options, and various attachments to suit farmers' requirements and propel them towards a prosperous tomorrow.