Tafe might be best known for its reproductions of classic Massey Ferguson tractors, but the Indian brand has been beavering away on a host of more modern products.

Additions include a compact fully electric prototype called the e30, which has 25kWh of lithium-ion batteries powering three electric motors – one to drive the wheels, one to run the pto and one for the hydraulics.

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The plan is to put it into production in the near future and, because of its near silent fume-free operation, it should be well suited to indoor environments such as cubicle sheds.

Slightly further from active service is the firm’s hydrogen project, showcasing a modified 55hp Simpson three-cylinder engine fed from hydrogen tanks positioned at the sides of the machine.

This engine also features in the firm’s new 7500-series tractors, which have a 12×12 speed synchro shuttle transmission, two spool valves and come with the option of a cab that can be specced with air conditioning.

Mod cons such as retrofit autosteer guidance and telematics can be added too.

Tafe 7515 tractor

Tafe 7515 tractor © James Andrews