The top manufacturers very much lead the tractor market in India. Swaraj Tractors being the second largest retail seller in the domestic tractor market as per the FADA (Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations) October reports, is one of the most sought-after tractor brands in the country. In such scenarios, Swaraj 855 FE has got a separate fan base due to its excellent built quality, better mileage as compared to other tractors in the segment, and its suitability to all kinds of soil in the sub-continent.
Extending this talk of Swaraj 855 FE, in this blog, we will talk about all the important vectors and verticals of the tractor in detail. Furthermore, we will also provide our perspective on the tractor that might solve your quest about the model.
Why buy Swaraj 855 FE?
The 52 HP beast contains every advanced technology in modern farming tractors. Furthermore, specifications of Swaraj 855 FE, such as dry disc/oil-immersed brakes along with an apt take-off power, make it stand toe to toe with other modern tractors in the segment. Furthermore, the tractor has got a warranty period of two years. Henceforth, consumers find this tractor as an Indian-made, tech-savvy, and attractive modern farming machine.
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Swaraj 855 FE: A detailed featureful description
In this segment, we will discuss the specialities of the tractor in detail.
The engine of Swaraj 855 FE
This tractor comes with a 3-cylinder, 3308 CC engine that generates 52 HP of rated engine power. This power rotates the crankshaft with a rotational velocity of 2000 RPM and thus producing a maximum torque of 205 NM. This torque is utilised as a dragging force to assist hydraulics, loads, output vectors as splines, etc.
The engine of the tractor is water-cooled, and hence the Swaraj 855 FE can operate for longer hours as compared to other coolants with lower specific heat capacity than water. Furthermore, water is universally present in farmlands. Hence the coolant can be easily replaced as and when required. The 3-stage oil bath type air filter filters the air in three stages to ensure clean combustion in engine cylinders. It, too, ensures lesser wear and tear in the internal parts of the engine due to air pollutants.
Moving forward with the take-off power of the engine in Swaraj 855, the 42.9 HP measured capacity of the engine makes it a performance beast. This power can be absorbed in output ends, i.e. splines. The Swaraj 855 FE tractor has multi-speed PTO or CRPTO (Constant Running Take-Off Power) at 540 RPM and 1000 ERPM, respectively. The multi-speed PTO ensures better fuel efficiency, while the CRPTO ensures better performance.
We recommend using CRPTO if your ultimate goal is to strict the use of the tractor and its resources to core farming. And multi-speed PTO if your aim of buying the tractor is to carry out non-farming operations.
What’s inside the transmission box of Swaraj 855 FE?
The tractor comes with an 8+2 gearbox assisted by constant or sliding mesh-type gears that are managed by a single/dual-clutch. The tractor is assisted by a battery rated at 12 V 99 AH with an alternator which both acts as a starter motor and battery charger. This combination in the transmission box of Swaraj 855 Fe ensures a maximum forward speed of 30.9 Kmph and a maximum reverse speed of 12.9 Kmph.
When talking about gear combinations used in this tractor and the right choice to make when buying one combination, we recommend the following:
- Constant mesh gearbox is for starters or drivers with lesser experience. We recommend this combination when you are looking for good efficiency and lesser wear and tear without much driving skills.
- Synchromesh gearbox is a refined version of a constant mesh. In this type, the shaft and gears are connected through a synchronizer. We recommend using this type of gearbox when the driver is well-experienced. In such conditions, Swaraj 855 FE provides better efficiency and, thus, better mileage, along with apt performance.
What makes the tractor attractive? : Design of Swaraj 855 FE
The tractor comes with its signature design in flat, solid rectangles that have been famous for decades. Furthermore, it has a grilled front bonnet that allows the air cooling facility for the radiator. It has twin halogen lamps above the grill that increases the night visibility and makes it an all-weather farming machine. The front of the bonnet also contains the brand’s logo at the top. Hence, giving the Swaraj 855 FE a bold and utmostly required appearance.
On the right side of the driver, there is a smoke chimney that minimizes the engine’s noise and prevents the coagulation of smoke in the engine. On the left side of the chimney, i.e. at the driver’s left-hand side, resides the air filter. This filter is responsible for cleaning the air that goes inside the engine cylinders during combustion. Thus, it prevents engine’s internal wear and tear due to air pollutants and ensures clean combustion in them. The Swaraj 855 FE has got comfortable, fatigue-free seats that enhance the operating efficiency of the driver.
The total weight of the tractor is 2020 Kg. Furthermore, the total length and width of the tractor are 3420 MM and 1715 MM, respectively. The area occupied by the tractor and its total weight distributed over its chassis are in balanced proportion. This enhances the dynamic and static stability of the Swaraj 855 FE. Speaking further, the tractor has a wide wheelbase of 2050 MM and a low ground clearance of 400 MM. These two parameters together lower the centre of gravity of the tractor. Thereby aiding to already enhanced dynamic and static stability of the tractor.
Hydraulics, Wheels and Tyres of Swaraj 855 FE
The tractor has a maximum lifting capacity of 1700 Kg. This is supported by ADDC (Automatic Draft and Depth Control) type hydraulics with I and II type, 3-point linkage. The Swaraj 855 FE comes with 2wd with a front and rear tyre combination of 6*16/7.50*16 and 14.9*28/16.9*28/13.6*28 square inches. This configuration is just apt as per the design and weight distribution of the tractor.
Some final thoughts
In this blog, we had an in-depth study of Swaraj 855 FE. And our findings are well described in the previous segments of this blog. Henceforth, as per our review, this tractor is one of the most in-demand tractors in production, with a price range of Rs. 7.80-8.10 Lacs*. Hence, we rate it among the best tractors in the above-mentioned price range.