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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 1983-1991
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.225


Development and Evaluation of a Self Propelled Pulse Reaper
Shibanee Maharana*, A.K. Goel, D. Behera and M. Mahapatra
College of Agricultural Engineering & Technology, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A power operated pulse reaper was developed at OUAT, Bhubaneswar and evaluated in farmer’s field for harvesting green gram. The performance of the developed reaper was studied for 3 different varieties of green gram namely OUM-11-5, PDM-54 and Local at three machine speed (1.8, 2.3 and 2.8 km/h). The highest effective field capacity of 0.248 ha/h was observed at 2.8 km/h speed while the lowest of 0.161 ha/h at 1.8 km/h for the local variety. The highest field efficiency was found to be 81.38% for OUM-11-5 variety at 2.8 km/h speed while lowest field efficiency was 78.61% for PDM-54 at the same speed of 2.80 km/h. The cost of harvesting with this machine was found to be Rs 625/ha as compared to Rs 3100 /ha in traditional method of manual harvesting by using local sickle and Rs 5000/ha by manual uprooting.


Keywords: Harvesting, Pulse, Efficiency, Speed, Variety
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Shibanee Maharana, A.K. Goel, D. Behera and Mahapatra, M. 2018. Development and Evaluation of a Self Propelled Pulse Reaper.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 1983-1991. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.225