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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 1998-2002
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.230


Design and Development of Battery Operated Mango Harvester
K.B. Jhala, R.D. Bandhiya and H. Thoriya3
Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Junagadh Agriculture University, Junagadh, Gujarat 362001, India
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Abstract:

Worldwide India ranks second in production of fruit. Traditional harvesting of mango fruits is either carried out by hand plucking or using traditional harvester (Vedo). In both traditional harvesting and hand plucking methods, there are chances of liquid getting splashed over the body of operator and fruit may also get damaged which results in reduction in yield or return and traditional method is also time consuming. In addition, manual harvester requires more effort in operation. In order to overcome the problem and limitations of the manual harvesting method, a battery-operated harvesting device was designed and developed. Battery operated harvester consist of light weight pole, conveyor, 12V DC battery, DC motor (high speed), GI blade, camera, display and switch. The main objective of battery operated mango harvester is to enhance timeliness of operation, keeping in view the comfort of an operator. A camera having 2 MP high resolutions with 7 inch display is mounted on device. Operator need not to look up continuously to the tree and there for ease of operation is observed in cutting with circular blade fitted to high speed motor. Efficiency of battery operated harvester is observed very high as compared to manual harvester, as it cuts around 350 fruits per hour.


Keywords: Fruit picker, Mango harvester, Harvesting device
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Jhala, K.B., R.D. Bandhiya and Thoriya, H. 2018. Design and Development of Battery Operated Mango Harvester.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 1998-2002. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.230