When talking of full-size SUV under Rs. 40 lakhs in India, the Toyota Fortuner is the name that comes in the mind of most people. The popular SUV has been here for around a decade now and ever since its launch, it has been the top-selling vehicle in its segment. It is known for its massive street presence, spacious and comfortable interiors, powerful engines and tough build quality. Talking of its off-road credentials and engine, the Fortuner is among the best full size SUVs that can be used for hardcore off-roading without any hiccup. However, what happens when it meets the Escorts Farmtrac 60 tractor and decides to battle it out with him, tug of war style. The video below by Vishal Gujjar answers just that.
As seen in the video, the Fortuner and Farmtrac tractor battle out for the tug if war crown on a piece of empty ground. In all the rounds conducted, the tractor managed to pull a win over the Fortuner. It pulled the Fortuner easily in this video. Though the Fortuner made a comeback in between, it’s the tractor that held its ground here. However, one thing to note here is that the Fortuner was not running in 4×4 mode in this video. Had it had all its four wheels running, there is a good possibility that the result would have been different.
Talking about the Fortuner, it is an older generation model as already mentioned and hence had a different set of engines than the ongoing model. This Fortuner got only two diesel engine options. The smaller one was a 2.5-litre unit that churned out 142 Bhp of power along with 343 Nm of torque. The bigger diesel engine, on the other hand, was a 3-litre unit that churned out a maximum power of 169 Bhp along with a peak torque of 360 Nm. The SUV had automatic transmission options on both the petrol and diesel models.
The Escorts Farmtrac 60 tractor used here, on the other hand, is powered by a 3.1-litre three-cylinder diesel engine with liquid cooling. The engine churns out a maximum power of 49.75 Bhp along with a torque of 185.8 Nm. This means that it is less powerful than the Fortuner and also has lower torque output. Also, nothing beats a tractor when it comes to low-end grunt as their engines and gears are designed in a way so as to deliver power at the earliest.
Also, the tires make a big difference in such competitions. While the Fortuner seems to be running on factory fitted rims and tires, they are no match for the heavily grooved tires on the Farmtrac which lend it excellent grip. Since the competition was on an irregular ground with loose soil, the tires make quite a difference. The final outcome, according to this video then is that the Tractor wins while the Fortuner loses, though the win is not an extremely one-sided one but rather a marginal one.