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Mahindra tractors making inroads in US market

| | Updated on: Sep 06, 2012

Mahindra tractors are fast emerging as a leading player in the US market, providing stiff competition to established names such as John Deere and Kubota.

“We sold more than 10,000 tractors in the US and North America in 2011,” Omkar Nabar, Head Product Development, Mahindra USA, told a group of visiting Indian presspersons at its pavilion at the ‘Farm Progress Show’ recently.

Mahindra is ranked fourth in terms of volume of tractor sales in the US after John Deere, Kubota and New Holland, he said.

With features such as rugged chasis and bigger loader basket, Mahindra tractors, which are competitively priced, are gaining popularity among American farmers, Denise Crowe, Marketing Coordinator, Mahindra USA, said.

The Mahindra tractor pavilion in the ‘Farm Progress Show’ organised by leading seed and agricultural equipments manufacturers Monsanto here from August 28-30, had several visitors, mainly farmers and those associated with agri business, from various countries.

Nabar attributed the low input cost of Mahindra tractors to their shipment to the US from Mumbai where it is manufactured.

The company entered the American market as Mahindra USA in 1994.

Mahindra USA, a subsidiary of Mahindra Tractors, is responsible for sales in the North American continent.

Mike Bixler, a farmer from the East Central American city of Iowa, who spent a considerable amount of time at Mahindra’s pavalion in the Farm Progress Show, said he felt the Indian tractor was reasonably priced and also sturdy.

Published on March 12, 2018

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