Which brand of power tools can we use for the farm?
By Gaurav D’SouzaIn an effort to make it easier for farmers to purchase farm equipment with a single-brand name, an organisation called the India-based Farm Electronics Society (FES) has developed a “brand-free” toolset for farm use.
This includes farm equipment such as tractors, power tools, russo power tools and other machinery.FES chief executive Ashok Kulkarni said that it is a way of making it easier to buy farm equipment in the country with a low cost and no restrictions on what type of equipment a farmer can use.
According to Kulkarna, there is no requirement for the user to be certified for a specific farm equipment brand.
He added that there is currently no such requirement for farmers buying farm equipment for their own use, as the cost is not included in the price.FEST is also a platform for farmers and non-farmers to share their expertise on farm use through a platform that enables anyone to upload pictures of their farm and submit them for approval.
The platform is also being used to offer help to farmers with farm use and repair problems.
The FES’ website lists a number of popular farm equipment brands, including Mower, Dyson, Kudan, Avis and Grafton.
It lists different models, features, prices, warranties and safety features.
For example, a tractor with a “Made in India” label costs Rs 50, while a “Flexible” tractor costs Rs 70.
There are also different models for different types of russeos.
This helps the user get an idea of what to expect in terms of performance, durability and maintenance.
The farm equipment model is based on the cost of a tractor and the number of russes.
Kulkara said that a “flexible” is typically used in areas with a high need of tractor capacity.
“In those areas, the cost per russ is lower,” he said.
He said that this means a farmer might choose to buy a flexible tractor in an area where there is a need for only a single russ.
He said that farmers can buy a “made in India”, “Made In India” tractor for a nominal price.
“This tractor will have a ‘Made in’ label.
So the buyer will not need to pay any cost,” he added.
The user interface for the FES toolset is based around a simple, yet flexible, interface, which helps the farmer to upload photos of their tractor and submit feedback on its performance.
Kukarna said that the toolkit includes features for farmers who want to learn more about farm use, repair and maintenance problems.