ACI Motors has launched two farm machines, a harvester and a rice transplanter, produced by the Japanese agriculture technology giant Yanmar Agrotech to introduce advanced farming technology in the country.
Agriculture Minister Dr. Md. Abdur Razzaque inaugurated the products at a city hotel on Wednesday night.
The advanced sensor type Yanmar Combine Harvester is suitable for the land and paddy of Bangladesh. The machines, coming with 70 horsepower engines, hydrostatic transmission systems and crawlers specifically designed for muddy conditions, are capable of harvesting 1.1 acres of cropland in an hour. It enables farmers to cut the paddy of muddy land and also lodged paddy. In addition, it consumes only 7-8 liters of Diesel per acre. This harvester can save 61 percent cost and 71 percent labour. It is also suitable where intact straw is not demanded, increasing productivity and income of farmers.
ACI Motors signed an agreement with the Japanese company in 2018. In accordance with that agreement, both the companies will work together to develop the agriculture sector of Bangladesh by introducing and developing new technologies. They will introduce more advanced technology for the agriculture sector in future.
Hiroaki Kitaoka, president of Yanmar Agribusiness, said that they will not only to give high quality products but also provide a solution to farmers so that their production cost reduces.