Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Design of straw size cutting machine for mushroom production
Kanhaiya Lal, Ashulata Netam and RK Naik
Paddy straw mushroom is also known as â€œwarm mushroomâ€ as it grows at relatively high temperature. A local equipment cleaver knife (Katti
) is used to cutting of paddy straw. The cleaver knives (Katti
) have many problems to the operator. Due to repetitive action many times the fingers of the operator got injured and also discomfort to the shoulders. There is no any suitable machine for cutting paddy straw in different size.After development of the machine its performance test was carried out in farmers field at Kisanpur, Pithora Block of Mahasamund district. The chaff cutter is a hay cutting machine which is used in uniform chopping of the fodder for livestock or mushroom production. The power operated paddy straw size cutter was tested at different paddy straw bale. The drawing of the conceived straw cutter was prepared using AutoCAD software. The machine consisted of main frame and belt drive attachment, blade, blade cover, column, shaft and electric motor. The construction of the machine was the main study.
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Kanhaiya Lal, Ashulata Netam and RK Naik. Design of straw size cutting machine for mushroom production. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2):1638-1640.