By Muhammad Luqman
After successfully marketing of small tractors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, SHIFENG, a leading agricultural machinery and automobile manufacturing Chinese Company is soon launching a range of small power tractors in Punjab, in the name of DAILUDA & SHIFENG.
‘We are selling our small horse power tractors in KPK for the last seventeen years, which are successfully helping the small scale land-holders to meet their requirement of ploughing and harvesting. Now we have decided to explore the market of the Punjab province where huge potential exists in shape of small farmers who cannot afford the big tractors owing to the high prices,’ said Rashid Mukhtar, a representative of Dailuda-Shifeng.
In a statement, Rashid Mukhtar said that the Introduction of 25 HP to 35 HP small tractors in Punjab will be another reflection of continued and developing Pak-China cooperation. He said that since land-holdings are dividing as inheritance and now there are more small land-holders, affording a big tractor is not possible for them. ‘Price of our machine will be in their reach and it will be sufficient to meet all their agricultural needs,’ he added.
Dailuda-Shifeng representative said that their company also manufactures different agricultural implements supported by its small tractors but they are not marketing those as there are quite number of good manufacturers in Punjab especially in Okara whose implements can be used with these tractors.
He said that their company also deals in diesel engines and three wheelers, while working on introduction of electric cars also. He said that they have plans to introduce these electric cars in Pakistan too but prior to it charging stations of these vehicles have to be setup by the government. He said their vehicles can go up to 200 kilometers with one charge and there should be a charging station to re-power it.
He said that import is not a solution to introduce new gadgets to any market. Ultimately, one has to go towards manufacturing it locally and Dailuda has plan to setup a facility in Pakistan too for its small tractors and other machinery. ‘We will take local vending industry and dealers on board, once we will finalize our program to go for manufacturing in Pakistan,’ Rashid Mukhtar said.