Honda India Power Products (HIPP), a leading manufacturer of power products in India, today unveiled its new compact power tiller FQ650, to deal with a wide range of customer needs.
Farmers engaged in farming of vegetable, spices, horticulture, cash crops, orchards, and nurseries among others have been demanding a compact, powerful and economical power tiller capable of doing various farm operations like ground-breaking, pulverising, furrow and ridge formation and deweeding operations efficiently.
HIPP has been at the forefront of introducing Honda’s legendary 4 stroke technology in agriculture and has successfully established its premium model FJ500 and the compact model F300 in gasoline fuelled power tiller category offering a robust and durable companion to Indian farmers.
The latest addition of FQ650 fulfils a long-standing need of a basic compact tiller for farmers, who were demanding a powerful yet affordable power tiller for their daily farm operations.
FQ650 is powered by durable Honda GP200H engine delivering 5.5hp power and best in class performance with a max. torque of 12.4 N-m @2,500 rpm and a tilling width of 900mm with tyne dia of 300mm capable of tackling various farm operations effectively. FQ650 offers unmatched fuel efficency while being so light at 65.2 kg in its class – fulfilling farmers’ need of a compact, durable, powerful and cost-effective solution.
Announcing the launch Gagan Pal – Vice President – Head of Sales, Marketing & Service at Honda India Power Products said, “As the efficiency and mechanisation of agriculture work advances, the demand for compact tillers is rising among farmers in the emerging markets including India. Honda tillers have been the choice of Indian farmers for many years and this new model will help to further increase mechanisation of their routine farm operations thereby helping them to increase their farm productivity. Honda FQ650 is the most powerful, convenient, cost-effective and easy to use tiller making it easy and safe to use even by first-time users regardless of age and gender.”
FQ650 has been designed keeping in mind operator’s “Safety-first policy” and “User-friendliness”. FQ650 is equipped with operator presence control system, birdcage muffler guard and large sized sub-fender for safe usage, gear shifting gate offering convenient shifting of gears to suit preferred operation speed. Convenient features like transportation wheel, front stand and handlebar height adjustment make it gender neutral and ideal for operation by first time users.
FQ650 comes with choice of additional compatible tiller attachments like “Yellow Ridger” suitable for making water channels and raised beds for efficient cultivation of root crops, “Blue Spiral” for effectively cutting long grass besides the standard flower tyne attachment for regular deweeding operations.
The newly launched power tiller FQ650 is now available at over 500 Honda authorised retail dealership outlets across the country.
|Engine type||4 Stroke, Force air-cooled, OHV engine, Single cylinder|
|Net Power (kW/hp @ rpm)||4.2/5.5 @ 3,600|
|Maximum Torque (N-m @ rpm)||12.4 @ 2,500|
|Air Cleaner||Dual type|
|Fuel Tank capacity (L)||3.1|
|Ignition System||Transistor magneto|
|Start type||Recoil starter|
|Clutch||Belt tension type|
|Transmission gear box||Forward 2 / Reverse 1|
|Tilling width (mm)||900|
|Adjustable handle height||3 levels|
|Dry Weight (kg)
*Oil, fuel not included
|+ Rotor + Tyre||65.2|
|Dimensions (LXWXH) (mm)||1,625 X 650 X 935|