Mr. Thatchapon Shawinthanachoti, Yanmar's Marketing Manager, stated that the collaboration emerged from Yanmar's commitment to production of high quality rice, reduction of seedling loss rates, and support of knowledge exchange with farmers through the field demonstration while Kla-Krang, an expert in rice cultivars, also planned to develop quality rice varieties and planting tools that help deliver good yields from fewer rice seedlings.
Mr. Thatchapon added that the rice tranplanters are equipped with Yanmar's patented 19 HP 3 cylinders TNM diesel engine. The engine is more powerful, durable and economical. Farmers do not have to worry about the transplanters getting stuck in mud. The engine can work continuously at high output without overheating, enabling quick transplanting in a wide range of field conditions while realizing fuel savings. More importantly, Yanmar rice transplanters can consistently transplant seedlings without the need for speed reduction, making them more convenient for usage. As well as offering a high quality product, Yanmar offers a thorough aftersales service Yanmar service centers opened to accommodate farmers' needs during the rice planting season in the Central and Northern regions especially in Nakhon Sawan, U-thai Thani and Chiangrai where high quality rice is grown. To build confidence among customers, Yanmar has also adjusted the price of several consumable engine parts.
"I am confident that the collaboration will accommodate sharing of information and advice on a selection of rice varieties, seedling preparation and growing of high quality rice with Yanmar rice transplanters for farmers who may wish to visit the field demonstration at Kla-Krang" said Mr. Thatchapon.
For more information, interested farmers can visit Yanmar distributors nationwide or call 1668 and view product samples at www.yanmar.com or follow Yanmar Facebook fan page: Yanmarthailandfanclub.
Source: Vector group