A New Innovation allows the usual Motorbike to do Irrigation
Even as Car & General forecast a slow down in the
purchase of new motorcycles and see new growth areas to be the Corporate and
Courier services where they are employing more motorcyclist to run petty errands,
rural farmers could be a new market segment as a smart innovator has designed a
pump that can be connected to the motorbike and irrigate farms.
Today, the motorcycle is a multipurpose engine for smart farmers who wants to fully exploit the engine either to transport people, farm produce, pump water for irrigation, spray chemicals on their farms or do car wash business at the nearest shopping center.
All a farmer needs to do is to purchase a special pipe that is retailing at Kes12,000 by a local company farmlinkafrica and connect it to the motorbike.
The pump is efficient as it can pump 40,000 litres of water using a half a litre of fuel. Watch a video on Mfarm's channel on youtube here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWyzCsMipFM
This is a right more in farm mechanization and farmers should invest in this multipurpose motorcycle and increase their farm productivity.
Motorcycles have seen boom sales since 2008 with the number of units sold last year alone coming to 140,000 units.