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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(1): 625-640
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.070


Development of Battery Powered Manually Operated Device for Guava Harvesting
C.S. Matholiya1*, A.L. Vadher1, S.K. Jain2 and M.J. Nayaka1
1 Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, CAET, JAU, Junagadh, India
2Department of Farm Structures, CAET, DBSKKV, Dapoli, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

India is the leading guava producer in the world today. The traditional harvesting method (manual picking) of guava fruit is a labour intensive, tedious, time consuming as well as risk involved process. Due to declining labour availability, risky operation, time consuming and increasing labour cost combined with more awareness to health and safety issues, it is mandatory mechanize the fruit harvesting operation. Therefore, was necessary to develop device that should be simple, power operated, easy assemble and disassemble, low cost and light in weight with a proper balance. Considering this facts, a battery powered harvesting device with rotating serrated blade cutting mechanism was fabricated at Tansa Farm, ASPEE Agricultural Research and Development Foundation, Mumbai. Battery powered guava harvesting device consists three different portions namely upper portion, middle portion and lower portion. The main parts of the device were harvesting frame, supporting pipe, connector, conveyor, cutting mechanism, rectangular box and handle grips. One single operator can easily harvest the guava fruit with complete safety.


Keywords: Battery powered device, Guava harvesting, Handle grips
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Matholiya, C.S., A.L. Vadher, S.K. Jain, Nayaka, M.J. 2019. Development of Battery Powered Manually Operated Device for Guava Harvesting.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(1): 625-640. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.070