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Farmtrac introduces first fully electric tractor to Ireland

Farmtrac has introduced the “first fully” electric tractor to the Irish market.

The news comes following Reesink Ireland’s appointment as an Irish importer for the Farmtrac range of compact, mid-size and agricultural tractors.

Reesink Ireland’s general manager, Tomás Cooney, said:

“We have had very positive feedback from our colleagues in Reesink UK, who were appointed importers in 2019.”

“Based on their experience, we are delighted to add Farmtrac to our current product range. This includes Toro turfcare equipment and Trilo vacuum sweepers and leaf blowers.”

New tractor range

Farmtrac is part of the Escorts Group in India, which has been producing tractors since 1961.

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It is among the world’s top 10 tractor manufacturers, selling more than 1 million tractors since its inception.

It has production plants and after-sales support in both India and Poland.

Farmtrac’s philosophy has always been to “deliver a simple and reliable design – without an excessive amount of electronics”.

It has developed the tractor range using “proven” components from Mitsubishi, Perkins, MITA, Carraro and BKT.

“These components provide reliability and reassurance to customers with all models meeting current legislation and emissions regulations.”

The range starts from a small 21hp compact model and grows to a full-size offering at 113hp. It consists of six different diesel-powered models and an all-electric model.

FT25G electric tractor

Reesink Ireland is “very excited” about the potential of the FT25G electric tractor.

Cooney: “We believe it has more than enough power to be a useful, reliable and practical alternative.”

“It will be a very interesting proposition for stud farms, nurseries, local authorities, sports pitches and golf courses with its compact size, zero emissions and low noise levels.”

He explained that the FT25G is fully chargeable from a domestic socket in five hours. Furthermore, it can run for up to six hours, “ensuring productivity won’t suffer by the decision to go green”.

“We are already seeing a high level of interest in this model from our current customer base. This is not surprising given the increasing level of interest in general in electric vehicles.”

The firm has just taken the delivery of their first consignment of tractors.

Reesink Ireland will initially concentrate on the compact and mid-size tractor ranges, which they will promote locally from its retail branch in Nurney, Co. Kildare.

“Once we have completed all the necessary internal training on service and parts, we will then establish a dealer network to support the complete tractor range nationwide,” he concluded.

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