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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 1163-1172
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.138


Studies on the Operational Parameters of Sugarcane Harvesting Blades
Prerana Priyadarsini Jena1*, Nrushinhananda Mahapatra1, Suryakanta Khandai2 and Debaraj Behera1
1Department of Farm Machinery and Power, CAET, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751003, India
2Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad – 211007, (U.P.), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In India, there is a need for a small scale sugarcane harvesting machine which can be used by small and marginal farm holders. The present work has been taken to develop a suitable harvesting machine/ attachment which can be power tiller attached and operated by a multi -purpose tool carrier; for the small and marginal farmers. The developed test set up consisted of a vertical rotor shaft for holding the cutting blade to achieve desired height of cut of cane, the bevel gear unit, the power drive and frame work. The test was conducted with three cutting blade inclination angles (0°, 15°, 30°), three cane diameters (20±2, 25±2, 30±2) mm at constant speed of travel 0.8 km/h, cutting speed 700 rpm, brix value of 16-18 degree for Raghunath variety of sugarcane. The result showed that the vertical rotor set up developed can be successfully used in the test soil bin and the base cutting of sugarcane can be successfully obtained with varying cutting blade and cane parameters. For 30º cutting blade inclination angle, the power requirement of prime mover for cutting a single cane of 20±2, 25±2 and 30±2 mm diameter was 0.290 kW, 0.339kW and 0.416 kW, respectively. The research findings are expected to provide necessary information for development of a low cost sugarcane harvester suitable for mounting on power tiller or multi-purpose tool carriers. Depending on the power source, number of cutting blades can be used to cover multiple rows.


Keywords: Vertical rotor set up, Cutting blade inclination angle, Brix value, Cane diameter, Cutting torque, Cutting force, Power requirement
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Prerana Priyadarsini Jena, Nrushinhananda Mahapatra, Suryakanta Khandai and Debaraj Behera. 2018. Studies on the Operational Parameters of Sugarcane Harvesting Blades.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 1163-1172. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.138