Yanmar unveils new YM tractor for Thailand’s farmers

img news 20190129 04 01The YM357A tractor with rotary tiller. (Image source: Yanmar)Yanmar has introduced new YM tractor in Bangkok, aiming to help the region's farmers

“With the entry of the YM into the burgeoning Southeast Asia tractor market, Yanmar is poised to deliver 21st century agriculture towards improving lifestyles and delivering value to the region's farmers,” said Hiroaki Kitaoka, president of Yanmar Agribusiness Corporation.

Many farmers in Southeast Asia cultivate both rice in wet paddies and a range of dry field crops, from corn to sugar cane and others. Fields are often tilled by contractors who demand highly efficient light-weight and reliable 50-60 hp tractors, to lower costs and maximize their income. The YM series meets these demands in a highly functional and attractive package featuring design by world-renowned designer and Yanmar Holdings director and member of the board, Ken Okuyama.

The all-new YM is a total tractor that can work both rice paddies and dry fields and can haul loads, and features advanced geolocation functions towards improving the work efficiency and profitability of farmers and operators.

SMARTASSIST-Remote

SMARTASSIST-Remote allows users to access vital operational information about their tractors through an intuitive user interface which can even be accessed from a smartphone. Its geolocation features allow the operator to see exactly where their equipment is and how it is working. The technology can also issue warnings when machinery is operating outside preset parameters or if the equipment moves beyond designated boundaries. The result is reduced downtime, greater earnings and peace of mind for farmers. SMARTASSIST-Remote is standard to both the YM351A and the YM357A.

Fuel-efficient engine

Yanmar's YM tractor comes with a powerful and efficient Yanmar direct-injection TNV diesel engine that realizes high power with low fuel consumption and superb durability.

The YM also aims to perform a wide range of work and boasts a specially mated newly-designed rotary tiller that limits soil travelling into the rotary for reduced power loss. Implements available at launch include those for sugarcane and corn.

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