GROUNDNUT HARVESTER

 

1.

Function

:

For harvesting and windrowing groundnut crop at soil moisture levels of 8 -15 %.

2.

Specification

:

 

 

i. Type

:

Mounted implement 

 

ii. Power requirement

:

35-45 hp tractor

 

iii. Overall dimensions

:

2050 x 2100 x 1150 mm

 

iv. Weight 

:

300 kg

 

v. Capacity

:

2.0 ha / day

3.

General Information

:

The groundnut harvester consists of a soil loosening tool, a pick conveying mechanism and gatherer windrower. The soil engaging tool is made of 50 mm thick x 100 mm wide x 180 mm length straight mild steel blade. The tool at 150 rake angle is fixed to a main frame through shanks at both side. The pickup conveying mechanism of length 1200mm is made of to 600mm endless ship chains spaced  1800 mm apart. At the rear a gatherer windrower the conveying crop.

4.

Cost of the unit

:

Rs. 25,000/-

5.

Salient features

:

  • Harvesting and soil separation efficiency is 99 and 95%.

  • Saving in labour cost and time is 32 and 96 % respectively.

 

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