Premier Li Keqiang receives an introduction to the Zoomlion 230-horsepower tractor fromthe company’s deputy director, Wang Jinfu, in Kaifeng, Henan province, on Monday. China previously depended on overseas technology for such products. WU ZHIYI / CHINADAILY
Premier Li Keqiang called on Monday for further efforts to drive agriculturalmodernization and manufacturing upgrades amid China’s economic transformation.
Li, during his inspection tour in Central China’s Henan province, visited an agriculturalmachinery manufacturing plant in Kaifeng and climbed aboard on a newly made tractordeveloped using domestic technology.
The premier had previously proposed developing high-powered tractors to achievetechnological breakthrough.
Li also visited people living in a floodplain.
The tractor company recently designed and began making the farm tractor, which ispowered by a 230-horsepower engine — a product that used to be dependent on overseastechnology.
Wang Hongmei, the company’s office director, said the tractors are eagerly awaited inNortheast China as well as the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, where large-scalefarming and deep plowing are common.
Li, boarding the tractor and learning in detail about its operation from Wang Jinfu, deputydirector of Zoomlion, stressed that such technology upgrades should be more widelyapplied to agriculture modernization.
With almost all control panels inside the operator’s cab, Wang explained that the tractorcan be controlled with only one hand.
The application of big data as well as an internet platform also is used by the company forproduct information collection, as it also developed an internet monitoring platform for allof its machinery products across China.
Breakdown in any area of a machine will be monitored by the internet platform terminal, while such information and data platform are also used for Zoomlion sales.
The company has seen a consecutive increase in sales from January to April this year.
Henan province, located alongside the lower reaches of the Yellow River, has long reliedon agricultural production.
On Monday, Li paid visits to several households in Lizhuang township along the YellowRiver floodplain area, where in villages scattered in low-lying areas suffer frequentflooding. Li urged the relocation of these villages. The township has 18 villages undergoingsuch conditions.
Source : China Daily