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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 1754-1762
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.207


Performance Evaluation of Reaper--cum--Binder for Harvesting of Soybean and Rice
Ashutosh Tripathi, B.P. Mishra, Mithlesh Kumar*, Yogesh Singh Thakur and Kipoo Kiran Singh Mahilang
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering SVCAET & RS, FAE, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Krishak Nagar, Raipur, 492012, Chhattisgarh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The mechanization of harvesting operation is essential to minimize the cost of harvesting, grain production cost, grain loss, turnaround time, weather risk, and to increase benefit by appropriate technology. In order to achieve the above goal, a manually controlled reaper -cum- binder machine was tested and evaluate. This self-propelled reaper was operated in low 1st gear at forward speed of 2.5 km/h. It has 1400 mm size of cutter bar and dropped bundling mechanism. The testing of the machine was carried out with rice and soybean crop during Kharif season of 2012 at the research farm of Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur. This machine made crop bundles of rice weighing about 5.3. The fuel consumption of machine was varied with crop type. It was found 1.22 and 1.15 lit/h with soybean and rice crop respectively. According the cost of operation of reaper -cum- binder machine also varied according to type of crop. It was found to be 860 and 1289 Rs/ha with rice and soybean respectively. By using the reaper--cum--binder for rice crop net saving of 2223 Rs/ha and 2464 Rs/ha can be saved over Naveen and local sickle respectively. The performance of the reaper -cum- binder was also assessed and compared with manual harvesting. The reaper -cum- binder machine performed well with rice crop, whereas in soybean the bundling was not satisfactory which results higher grain loss (21%). The actual field capacity of the reaper -cum- binder was compared with the harvesting by local sickle and Naveen sickle on rice and soybean crops. The result revealed that about 44 times higher field capacity was observed with the machine (0.28-0.32 ha/h) than that of traditional manual method, over local sickle (0.00657 ha/man-h) and serrated Naveen sickle (0.00709 ha/ man-h).


Keywords: Reaper, Binder, Rice, Soybean, Harvesting loss
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Ashutosh Tripathi, B.P. Mishra, Mithlesh Kumar, Yogesh Singh Thakur and Kipoo Kiran Singh Mahilang. 2018. Performance Evaluation of Reaper--cum--Binder for Harvesting of Soybean and Rice.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 1754-1762. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.207