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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2020)

Design and development of sugarcane harvester for small and marginal farmer

Author(s):

Md. Tahsin Ashraf, DK Roy and RK Naik

Abstract:
The shortage of labour during harvesting season and the various types of harvester were available in the market, but they are costly (about 1.2 crore) and has been designed and develop a sugarcane harvester for small and large farmers at an affordable cost. The harvester consisted of main parts main frame, engine (3.73 kW), gear box (20:1), counter shaft, horizontal shaft, vertical shaft, cutter, handle and ground wheel. In sugarcane harvester, power transfer from engine to the cutter and ground wheel through the counter shaft, horizontal, vertical shaft with the help of bevel gear. The weight of the harvester with the engine is 60 kg. It was found that the sugarcane harvester gave 0.1303 ha/h average effective field capacity and 78 per cent field efficiency with minimum labour requirements (5 man-h/ha) as compared to the traditional method of harvesting. The cost of operation was found to be Rs /ha 2067.60/ which was the lowest from traditional (Rs /ha 11200/) with additional saving (Rs /ha 9132/) and total harvesting losses was 2.69 per cent in case of sugarcane harvester.

Pages: 119-125  |  1811 Views  1124 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Md. Tahsin Ashraf, DK Roy and RK Naik. Design and development of sugarcane harvester for small and marginal farmer. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2S):119-125.

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