PADDY HARVESTER

 

1.

Function

:

For harvesting and windrowing non-lodging paddy varieties. It is a self propelled unit  and width of coverage is 0.75 m.

2.

Specification

:

 

 

i. Type

:

Self propelled 

 

ii. Power requirement

:

3 hp kerosene engine, 1 operator and 2 women labourers to collect and bundle the cut crop

 

iii. Overall dimensions

:

2200 x 850 x 1170 mm

 

iv. Capacity

:

1 ha / day

3.

General Information

:

The machine consists of gear box, ground wheels, handle, cutter bar assembly, star wheels and gathering header assembly. The crop should be manually harvested along the four sides of the field for a width of 0.5m and cleared from the field for providing space to the machine. At one corner an area of 2 x 1.5m should be manually harvested to place the machine initially in the field. Since the harvested crop is discharged at the right side of the reaper the harvested should be turned always to the left side.

 

4.

Cost of the unit

:

Rs.45,000/-

5.

Salient features

:

  • Labour                      - 1 operator and 2 women labourer to collect and bundle the cut   crop

  • Height of cut             -   50 mm

  • Fuel consumption       -   1 litre/ha

 

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