ESTABLISHMENT OF FACILITIES FOR PRODUCTION OF COMPONENTS OF AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY & IMPLEMENTS
According to an estimate, there are about 500 small and medium scale manufacturers of agricultural machinery and implements. At present almost all type of implements are produced locally but the quality of critical components is not up to the mark due to use of substandard material, inappropriate manufacturing and heat treatment facilities.
Some of the components which can easily be produced locally are agricultural discs, rotary tiller blades, sweeps, shovels and shares for tillage implements, components of cutter bar for fodder mowers & combine harvesters (knife sections, knife guards, wear plate etc.), nozzles, pumps & pressure control systems for sprayers, seeding and fertilizer metering units and other components such as springs, gears and sprockets etc.
For production of quality components alloy steel materials, precision manufacturing and state of the art heat treatment facilities are required to be established. It is expected that if these high quality components are produced locally, the performance of the implements will improve substantially and the implements can be made exportable.
Annual demand of these components required for local as well as export market runs into millions. Government of the Punjab, Agriculture Department pledge to facilitate the foreign investors along with provision of technical services through its Field (Engineering) Wing to establish a joint venture with local counterparts in the Punjab. Estimated cost of establishing a manufacturing unit for production of agricultural machinery and implements components is about Rs. 200.00 million.
Shovels & sweeps Agricultural disc Mover & combine cutter bar Rotary tiller blade