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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 1218-1221
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.141


Analysis of Failure of Hydraulic Operated Sorghum Harvester
M.D. Nikam, S.H. Thakare, V.P. Khambalkar and S.S. Karhale
College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Dr. P.D.K.V. Akola, (M.S.), India
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Abstract:

The objective of current research work was to carry out field evaluation of sorghum harvester and also conduct the Pareto analysis of sorghum harvester to find out mechanical failure of various parts. The high workload, improper material selection of moving parts, improper clearance, maintenance and repair cause failure of component and many times equipment reliability issues were ignored. All the working components of machine required different level of maintenance throughout the life of machine. In order to minimize operating and maintenance cost, equipment required to be operated at maximum maintenance interval. In order to find out those components of machine which cause failure and contribute most of machine maintenance simple statistical method known as Pareto analysis was used. The sorghum harvester was tested in different field for different varieties of sorghum. During the field performance 46.7 percent and 20 per cent failure/ fault occurred in eccentric drive shaft of nipping unit and cutting unit respectively. Similarly 22.7 percent and 6.6 percent failure/faults occurred in cutter bar of nipping unit and cutting unit respectively.


Keywords: Sorghum harvester, Pareto analysis, Mechanical failure, Cutting unit and Nipping unit.
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Nikam, M.D., S.H. Thakare, V.P. Khambalkar and Karhale, S.S. 2017. Analysis of Failure of Hydraulic Operated Sorghum HarvesterInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 1218-1221. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.141