International Tractors Limited, under its Solis Yanmar range, has launched the Solis Hybrid 5015 tractor with Japanese hybrid technology at a price of ₹7.21 lakhs (ex-showroom – Pan India). ITL has developed the tractor in collaboration with its Japanese partner Yanmar Agribusiness Co. Ltd.
ITL has become the first tractor manufacturer in India to introduce ‘E-Powerboost’ - the Japanese hybrid technology under its Solis Yanmar range and has also patented the related product technologies. With the launch of new Solis Hybrid 5015 tractor, ITL aims to further strengthen Solis Yanmar’s position as the 4W drive tractor experts.
The new 50 HP Solis Hybrid 5015 tractor is a customized product that optimizes diesel engine power combined with electric energy, similar to what is offered by a 60 HP tractor.
Using a simple ‘Power booster’ switch on the dashboard and a hand-operated lever, the customer would experience power adjustment to gain a boost in tractor performance. The vehicle controller monitors the energy and the tractor also gets faster acceleration with its electric motor. With the power booster, the Solis Hybrid 5015 tractor becomes the most powerful in its segment.
Speaking on the occassion, Mr. Raman Mittal, Executive Director, ITL, said, “We are committed to bring new-age technologies that exist in developed nations for farmers in India at affordable price. We have further raised the innovation bar in the industry with our Solis Hybrid 5015 tractor, which delivers the performance of 3 tractors. This is a 50 HP tractor fully engineered to work as per situation to deliver superior performance of a 60 HP tractor or give the fuel efficiency of 45 HP tractor. So the farmer gets the benefits of 3 tractors in 1. Our Hybrid tractor comes equipped with advanced features such as E-Powerboost that will enable the farmer to get the power when he needs the most and keep optimizing fuel efficiency while operating as regular tractor rest of the time.”
He added, “The Hybrid tractor comes with a lithium-ion battery and advanced motor to reduce pollution and increase farmer’s confidence for increased productivity. The high voltage tractor battery can be charged with a simple 16A household socket plug and can be fully charged in less than 3 hours, making it a promising premium tractor that delivers benefits of three tractors in one tractor for farmers in India.”
The Solis Hybrid 5015 tractor by Japanese 4WD experts Solis Yanmar comes equipped with a lithium-ion battery. It offers a continuous power supply through a synchro-controller and claims to be maintenance-free. The new tractor by Solis Yanmar also features an auto-charging cut-off function that results in better battery life. It also offers ‘charging on the go’ for continuous battery charging when the throttle is not engaged. Additionally, the Solis Hybrid 5015 gets a user-friendly 'Smart LED display' that depicts battery level charge in the tractor.
Solis Yanmar range by ITL is being manufactured at the company’s Hoshiarpur plant, which is the World’s no.1 vertically integrated tractor manufacturing facility.