GLOBAL AGRICULTURAL COMPACT TRACTOR MARKET
- Mahindra, John Deere, New Holland, and Kubota are today’s leading producers in the agricultural compact tractor category.
- Mahindra is the market leader in selling compact tractors worldwide, over ~85% of tractors in their fleet are <60 HP tractors.
- In China about ~180,000 units of agricultural compact tractors were sold in 2020.
- Sales in India closed at 802,670 units in 2020, 11 % higher than 2019 volumes and ~80% of which were compact tractors.
- Total farm tractor unit sales are up more than 50 percent in the U.S., and nearly 60 percent in Canada, according to the AEM in the first half of 2021.
- In the U.S, the sub-40 horsepower segment is still up a strong 26% year-to-date according to Association of Equipment Manufacturers which is slightly ahead of the overall farm tractor market, and, over and above already-strong 2020 sales gains.
Agricultural development depends largely on technological innovation and its successful transfer. Both are influenced by factor prices, factor scarcity, and incentives. Modernized agriculture can contribute substantially to economic growth; the question is what forms of capital investment are most appropriate.
Tractors and field machinery are tools of agricultural production. These equipment increase the productivity of the producer, improve the quality of product and reduce the hazards of operations.
AGRICULTURAL COMPACT TRACTOR MARKET SEGMENTATION
By Power Output
- <20 HP
- 21 – 40 HP
- 41 – 60 HP
- Rest of the World
AGRICULTURAL COMPACT TRACTOR MARKET DYNAMICS
Currently, Industry is trending with integration of Light-weight materials, fuel sipping engines, hybridization, advanced energy storage capabilities and the use of global positioning systems and telematics developed to make the most of expensive equipment are increasingly found in compact tractors that help equipment owners reduce fuel use to control costs but also conserve energy resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and, more importantly, improve air quality for everyone.
The widespread electrification of farm tractors and machinery would have little impact on agriculture’s global carbon emissions. The level of emissions from farming machinery is tiny by comparison, so trying to reduce the emissions produced by agricultural machinery will be helpful, as they won’t have a significant impact on total emissions from the sector.
The larger manufacturers offer two or more lines of subcompact and compact tractors with several models in each line. With small frame and large frame tractors within each model line with two or three horsepower sizes within each frame size. The result can be a bewildering array of models from which to choose. Some will be tempted to select the least expensive tractor; on the other hand, some people may be tempted to buy the biggest, most powerful tractor. For most customers, they need to decide what specifications and features you really need based on the way you intend to use the tractor.
Researchers are now looking towards the realization of autonomous agricultural vehicles. The first stage of development, automatic vehicle guidance, the robotics industry has developed a wide range of remarkable robots. In the near future, farmers will be using affordable, dependable autonomous vehicles in compact segments.
POPULAR AGRICULTURAL COMPACT TRACTOR MODELS, BY REGION
|1||Mahindra 475 DI|
|2||Mahindra YUVO 575 DI|
|3||Escorts Farmtrac 45 Classic|
|4||Sonalika DI 42|
|5||TAFE MF 7250 DI|
|3||DONG FENG 504-16|
New Holland’s T6.160 Dynamic Command delivers all the benefits of the exclusive Dual Clutch technology and delivers a full drive without loss of torque during the gear change at the lowest fuel consumption rate; the model features the exclusive 24×24 Dynamic Command transmission developed in-house by New Holland. The innovative design, with 8-step push-button gear changes using Dual Clutch technology and three push-button robotized range changes, ensures that the best gear for the application is always engaged. The result is high productivity with low operator fatigue.
The first production unit of the T6 Methane Power tractor, a cornerstone of New Holland’s Energy Independent Farm concept, was presented at the Agritechnica show in 2019 and now targets full commercial availability in 2021. Field trials are in the final stages and by the first half of the year production units will be delivered to selected customers.
Sonalika launches the ‘Tiger Electric’ powered by a IP67 compliant 25.5 kW natural cooling compact battery with 1/4th running costs against the traditionally used diesel. The innovative, high quality battery of Tiger Electric tractor can be fully charged with a regular home charging point in 10 hours, which reduces the effort of frequent travelling to petrol pumps for refuel.
Monarch Tractor announced the world’s first fully electric, driver optional, smart tractor integrated on a single platform and the company addresses these issues by combining electrification, automation, machine learning, and data analysis to enhance farmer’s existing operations, increase labor productivity and safety, and maximize yields to cut overhead costs and emissions.
Kubota has unveiled a prototype of Electric autonomous tractor In Japan, 100% electric power by combination of lithium-ion batteries and solar batteries and capable of performing complete unmanned operation by AI.
ENGINE SPECS OF AGRICULTURAL COMPACT TRACTORS, BY REGION
|U.S||15 – 60HP||0.9-2.4L||47-180Nm|
|Europe||150 – 691HP||1.5-2.4L||50-180Nm|
|India||15 – 57HP||1-3.7L||73-180 Nm|
AGRICULTURAL COMPACT TRACTOR MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
The Global Agricultural Compact Tractor market is estimated at $XX Billion in 2020, growing at XX% CAGR till 2026.
New Holland Agriculture extends its all-purpose T6 tractor range with a new 6-cylinder model, the T6.160 Dynamic Command. This unique tractor combines the high performance of the proven NEF 6-cylinder engine with New Holland’s exclusive Dual Clutch and CVT technology to deliver high efficiency and productivity. This comes in a compact package with a 2.6-m wheelbase and 10.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW).
Case IH introduced new Quadtrac and Steiger AFS Connect series tractors for the 2021 season with specific features for the European market, and incorporating new technology designed to ease the data recording and transfer requirements central to modern large-scale farming.
AGCO Corporation will bring the fourth generation of Fendt 300 Vario tractors to North American producers for delivery in early 2022. The 300 Vario tractors are light yet powerful, offering the features and superior quality of larger Fendt tractors in a range perfect for hay and livestock production, field work and general farm use.
John Deere announced the launch of its Mechanical Self-Leveling Loader (MSL) option for small tractors. Designed to keep loads level throughout the lift, the new loaders are compatible with John Deere 1E, 1R, 2R and 3E compact utility tractors.
John Deere launched the new John Deere 4M Heavy-Duty Tractor. Designed with commercial customers and large property owners in mind, the new 4M Heavy-Duty delivers all the performance customers demand from their utility tractor in a compact, easy-to-use package.
Valtra is expanding its A Series with the introduction of new smaller models. These agile three-cylinder tractors are ideal as general purpose farm tractors, as well as for fruit farming and property maintenance
Case IH is launching enhancements to its Puma series tractor lineup to provide operators with greater efficiency, convenience and operational flexibility. These updates include longer service intervals and new styling features for greater productivity and a more comfortable in-cab experience.
For model year 2022, John Deere has added new technology and transmission options to its line of 5M Series tractors. In addition, a new 125-hp tractor has been introduced to the lineup to provide more horsepower options. These added capabilities and features will appeal to hay, livestock, and commercial customers, along with anyone doing work on a large property.
- Mahindra and Mahindra
- FPT Industrial
- John Deere
- Massey Ferguson
- International Harvester
- First Tractor Company
- New Holland