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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 2126-2132
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.259


Development of Manually Drawn Engine Powered Fodder Crop Harvester
V. Jalu*, V. K. Tiwari and V. S. Vala
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, Collage of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, JAU, Junagadh (Gujarat), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Fodder harvesting is a tedious operation in agriculture field. In India, agriculture is facing serious challenges of scarcity of agricultural labour not only in peak seasons but almost throughout the year. It is very time consuming and stressful operation. A manually drown engine powered fodder crop harvester was developed in the department of FMPE at CAET, JAU, Junagadh. Three different forward speed (0.3-0.6, 0.6-0.9 and 0.9-1.2 km/h) were used for the test performance. The maximum cutting efficiency (96.06 %), field efficiency (81.47 %) and minimum plant damage (7.08 %) were found at speed range of 0.6 - 0.9 km/h. The total cost saving of developed fodder crop harvester was found 58.07 % as compare to manual harvesting.


Keywords: Fodder crop, Harvesting, Mechanization, Cutting efficiency
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Jalu, M. V., V. K. Tiwari and Vala, V. S. 2020. Development of Manually Drawn Engine Powered Fodder Crop Harvester.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 2126-2132. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.259