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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1951-1957

Assessing Suitability of Fluted Roller Metering Mechanism for Cassava Setts Planter
M. Dinesh Pandi1*, D. Asokan2, J. John Gunasekar2 and S. Vallal Kannan2
1Department of Farm Machinery and Bio-Energy,
2AEC & RI, Kumulur, Trichy-621 712, India
*Corresponding author

Manual planting of Cassava is time-consuming, unpleasant arduous job and demands a large quantity of human labour. Labor shortage is one of the major constraints in manual cassava planting in India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Study was conducted to meter the cassava setts using a fluted roller metering mechanism. A laboratory model of fluted roller metering mechanism was developed and its metering filling efficiency was evaluated. The study was carried out to design the optimum cell size at different peripheral speed on filling efficiency. The levels of speed selected for the laboratory tests were taken as 0.13, 0.20, 0.26, 0.33, 0.40, 0.46, 0.52, 0.59, 0.65 and 0.72 m/s. The results revealed that when the peripheral speed exceeds 0.33 m/s, the filling efficiency begin to drop substantially for both the size (38.5 and 42.5 mm) of cell. The maximum filling efficiency of 58 % was obtained at the peripheral speed of 0.33 m/s with the cell size of 42.50 mm.

Keywords: Cassava planting, Cassava sett, Fluted roller metering mechanism, Filling efficiency

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Dinesh Pandi, M., D. Asokan, J. John Gunasekar and Vallal Kannan, S. 2019. Assessing Suitability of Fluted Roller Metering Mechanism for Cassava Setts Planter.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1951-1957. doi:
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