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500 Mahindra Tractors to Northern Province

November 16, 2010

The Government of India recently donated 500 Mahindra tractors to the Government of Sri Lanka to help the rural population in the North of Sri Lanka. DIMO, the sole distributor for Mahindra tractors in Sri Lanka, supplied these tractors through the Indian line of credit.

The first batch of 52 tractors out of the total of 500 was handed over on November 1st 2010 by H.E, Mr. Ashok K. Kantha, the High Commissioner of India in Colombo to Hon. Basil Rajapaksha, Minister of Economic Development, Sri Lanka. The ceremony was attended by Hon. Rishad Bathiyudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Hon. Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development and Major General (Retd.) G. A. Chandrasiri, Governor of Northern Province. All the tractors come with a complete set of farm implements, namely, nine Tine Tiller, Rotovators, two furrow Disc Ploughs and a cage wheel.

Mahindra Tractors has already established a base for itself in Sri Lanka with DIMO where it has been selling its range of tractors. Future plans include a focus on expanding the range, offering agricultural implements along with tractors and increasing the service network to serve customers better.

New Dremel 4000 multi-tool is most powerful yet

December 1, 2009

Presenting the most highly powered multi-tool on the market – the Dremel 4000.

Capable of handling a very broad range of projects with increased ease, its 175 watt motor and unique new attachments make it the most powerful and versatile rotary tool ever launched by Dremel. It replaces the current 400 Series Digital.

The Dremel 4000 has full variable speed control of between 5,000 -35,000 rpm giving it the widest speed range. There is a separate on/off switch with integrated collet lock-out function, so there is no accidental activation of the collet lock. There is a new nose cap that is specifically designed for better pencil grip, a hanger ball, plus superb ergonomics and soft grip for better handling.

Electronic feedback control offers consistent power, as it senses workloads and adjusts to maintain tool speed. Replaceable motor brushes extend motor life and a larger fan motor keeps the tool cool.

Compared to the current 400 Series Digital, the new Dremel 4000 has no less than six major benefits. The power has been increased by a massive 25% from 140 watts to 175 watts. There are improved ergonomics. Two unique attachments have been introduced – the Shaping Platform and the Detailer’s Grip – whilst the exchangeable nose cap
also makes its first appearance. On the old 400 Series Digital, there were +/- buttons which have been replaced by a precision dial on the new 4000 multi-tool.

The Shaping Platform is for precise sanding, and for sanding at a 45 degree and 90 degree angle. The Detailer’s Grip enables the addition of a pistol grip for added control when, for example, etching into wooden signs or glass decorations, polishing silverware or brass knobs, sanding dado rails in tight corners and shaping wooden chair
backs.

Kit One, the Dremel 4000-1/45 will comprise the Dremel 4000 multi-tool, a Flexshaft, 45 accessories (including a SpeedClic starter set), a welcome poster, the instruction manual, instruction sheet attachments, a carrying bag and a carton box.

Kit Two, the Dremel 4000-4/65 will comprise the Dremel 4000, the new extra pencil grip nose cap, the Flexshaft, a Line & Circle Cutter including bits, the new Shaping Platform, the new Detailer’s Grip, 65 accessories including SpeedClic starter set, a welcome poster, an instruction manual, instruction sheet attachments, a plastic carrying
case and a carton box.

Ideal for carving, engraving, routing, grinding, sanding, cutting, cleaning, polishing and more – the Dremel 4000 is compatible with all 150 Dremel attachments and accessories, and will satisfy even the most demanding of craftsmen.

Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft with the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon in Tomb Raider

June 1, 2009

The Jeep® brand and the virtual game heroine Lara Croft, played by Angelina Jolie, showed off their capabilities like never before with a customized Jeep Wrangler Rubicon in the box office smash, “Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.”

“We view Jeep as the perfect partner in this film because the brand’s attributes are a natural fit with the Lara Croft character,” said Lisa DiMarzio, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing Partnerships, Paramount. “Lara embodies Jeep core values: authenticity, mastery, adventure and freedom.”

“To create the vehicle, we took the ultimate off-road machine, a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and tailored it to fit what aristocratic Lady Lara Croft, would need to do her job as a tomb raider,” said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President, Product Design, Chrysler Group. “This specialized vehicle includes original Rubicon features, after-market components used by many off-road enthusiasts and unique never-before-seen custom features.”

Lara’s unique vehicle (three were built for the film) boasts an array of functional modifications, such as a roll cage with grab bars, a skid plate with simulated HID lighting and an interior with specially designed gauges, shifters, instrument panel, console and door trim. The aftermarket components used to complete the Lara Croft’s Jeep Wrangler Rubicon include Hanson Enterprises front and rear bumpers, Mickey Thompson 35” Baja Claw tires and Classic II wheel with bead locks, Skyjacker four-inch skyjacker Double Flex suspension lift, Warn winch and Bushwacker riveted fender flares.

“Wrangler is the icon of the Jeep brand and continues to be the original “go-anywhere do-anything” freedom machine that provides maximum versatility and performance,” said Jeff Bell, Vice President Jeep, Chrysler Group. “In the movie, this vehicle is showcased in many rugged and extreme situations, highlighting key strengths of the brand in a new and exciting way. “You’ll see the Jeep driving 80 mph across harsh desert and jungle terrain without any difficulty. That’s real Jeep 4×4 capability and that’s Jeep adventure.”