Power Tiller - Everything You Need To Know About.....

Power Tiller is one of the most important agricultural advancements. Power tiller is the most practical and effective agricultural equipment for making farming more pleasant and enjoyable. Several small and advanced farming chores are carried out using various instruments, including the usage of a motorized tiller for smaller agricultural tasks. The power tiller is a multipurpose hand tractor that may be used for rotating tilling and other small farm operations. 

Power Tiller also adopts No Dig Farming phenomena as it is not much heavy (40 - 80 Kgs Approx.) as conventional tractors and due to which not only prevents the soil from compaction but it also does not harm the soil structure by digging deep in to the soil and thus maintains the ecological balance under the soil. Hand tractor, walk behind tractor, garden tractor, walking tractor, or two-wheel tractor are some of the titles given to it. The average landholding of a farmer in India is around 1.5 acre, so Small-scale farmers will find power tillers quite beneficial and affordable too. Power tillers are powered by small, one- to ten-horsepower engines, which run on gasoline / petrol or a blend of oil. They're made to move you forward gently while allowing you to manage the friction by raising and lowering the handlebars. Most can only go forward and not backward as a safety measure.

Power Tiller Establishment In India

Power tiller invented in 1920 by an Okayama farmer Nishizaki Hiroshi after returning from World War I, he decided that he didn't want to walk behind his father's draught horses, so he explored with connecting a plough to the newly available modest horsepower kerosene engines that farmers were beginning to use for pumping water and threshing. The government had great expectations for walking tractors in the start (targets were set at 100,000 two-wheel tractors sold per year by the mid-1970s). To meet these demands, the Indian government increased its efforts to include government subsidies and considerably intensified two-wheel tractor research, development, and extension programmes. Despite these efforts, power tillers have been difficult to catch on. JK Satoh Agricultural Machinery Ltd, situated in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, was a short-lived firm that sold 800 units of power tillers between 1972 and 1977.Power tillers were launched in the country in the 1960s. Japan was the first country to work on power tillers on a large scale. The first robust and successful model of power tiller created in 1947. In the years 1950 to 1965, The production of power tillers grew fast. Power tillers introduced in India in 1963.

Power Tiller Uses -

Land preparation is the primary application of Power Tillers. The Walking Tractor has a number of attachments that make it a very flexible tractor. Power tillers are becoming a much-needed and helpful machine since they can handle practically all agricultural operations flawlessly and they are considerably less expensive to purchase than large tractors, which is a bonus for small farmers. In a short length of time, a Walking Tractor can complete a range of farm activities. Let us become acquainted with some of them. -

  1. The Ridger is used to create ridges for row crops such as sugarcane, potatoes, chilies, bananas, and other similar crops, as well as to open furrows for water flow.
  2. The D/F Power Tiller cage wheel is a multi-purpose equipment that is generally used to prepare soil for farming activities like Tilling, ploughing, weeding, pumping, puddling, levelling, hulling, and ridging.
  3. Power Tillers can also be used as generators. Generator can be used for operating water pumps, submersible pumpset and various domestic activities.
  4. By Power Tiller Sara Yantra we can make a Sara (bed) that will be used to plant wheat and fruit farms. With this equipment we can make the beds of different sizes as the plates are adjustable.
  5. By Power Tiller seed cum fertilizer drill we can sow the seeds by adjusting it as per the requirements. Seeds like wheat, ground nut, cotton seed, castor, garlic, maize, cumin seeds, soybean, sunflower, paddy and all types of grains, cereals and pulses seeds can be sowed.

Benefits Of Power Tiller Over Conventional Tractors -

  1. Power Tillers Are More Affordable Than Conventional Tractors, And subsidies make them even more affordable.
  2. Power Tillers Have Low Maintenance Cost Then Tractors. Which means we save the running cost.
  3. Power Tillers Are Very Versatile And Can Be Operated In Small Spaces Easily.
  4. Power Tiller Requires Less Space For Storage.
  5. Can Be Operated By A Single Operator.
  6. Power Tillers Keeps The Soil Structure Intact.
  7. Power Tiller Attachments Are Low In Weight that is why they are easy to adhere.
  8. Easy to learn for new users.
  9. Can be operated both by sitting and walking.
  10. Power Tiller Consumes Lower Fuel Than Big Tractors.
  11. Power Tiller Can Be Efficiently Used In Different Types Of Lands Like Flat Lands, Hilly Terraces, Water Submerged Fields, And Dry Fields.
  12. Power Tillers literally have 0 turning radius.
  13. Power Tillers Are More Useful In Regions Where There Is Shortage Of Labour.
  14. Because it has very diverse uses and a wide selection of attachments.
  15. Power Tillers Are Most Beneficial For Marginal Farmers.


Power tiller price in India is different in distinct regions of the Nation. The price range is between 50,000 Rs and 300,000 Rs. Earlier on, Farmers had to rely on foreign firms to obtain agricultural equipment, and they had difficulties understanding the machine from its price, but nowadays, many firms in India are assisting farmers by developing new machines, such as BCS India Pvt., Lion Power, VST Tractors, Indtek Electro Control, Kisan Craft etc. India has recently made a significant reduction in its agricultural equipment subsidies. You will receive a 50% subsidy if you purchase a machine under the Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe category. People in the General group receive a 40% subsidy across India. It is critical to remember that before acquiring any machine, you should acquire all relevant information from the machine's website or obtain the dealer's phone number from whom you may obtain accurate information. If you choose not to buy online, you may travel to your local corporate branch and meet with a dealer to acquire all of the details.

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