Research & Development
Imagine. Invent. Improve.
Since inception, we remain pledged to empower our customers with world-class products and solutions that are truly world-class, path- breaking and future-ready. The Escorts Knowledge Management Centre, set up in 1976, endorses this ethos.
Our primary objective for setting up this in-house R&D unit was to have a centre of excellence with global perspective to develop comprehensive technology plans for innovations. And to optimize the product cost through continuous VEVA (Value Engineering & Value Analysis) and Standardization Program.
The facilities include a high-technology engine laboratory featuring fully computerized test beds with online control, data acquisition and analysis. We can test engine emissions for meeting the Bharat TREM norms, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) norms and European (Euro) norms. Additional capabilities of the engine lab are engine performance, durability, reliability, tribology and fluid dynamics studies.
Some of our most significant achievements include: Escorts’ first ‘four cylinder tractor’ with one of the most fuel efficient engines in its category, Euro IIIA compliant engine tractor series, and 75 HP / 55 HP Farmtrac Tractors with Epicyclic Reduction Transmission targeted at Export Markets and Heavy-duty Field Operations, respectively. In addition to these innovations, multi-purpose tractor ranges, a variety of special-purpose tractors have been developed for industrial applications as also non-agricultural applications like haulage, airport, potato and vineyard cultivation.