Design and Fabrication of Agricultural Rotary Weeder

Authors(4) :-Rajat Bhosale, Akshay Herkar, Avinash Herkar, Narayan Shinde

Weed plant competes with crop plant for soil nutrients, moisture, light and space, thereby reducing the production and increasing cost of maintaining the farm. Many methods of weed control (Mechanical, chemical, cultural, biological) have been tried with varied degrees of success but our traditional farmers cannot adapt them due to their finance, skill, knowledge involved and the land holding system and very much less efficiency of the existing technologies. The weeder consists of main frame / handle, soil cutter (wedge), spikes, wheel bearing, epicyclic gear train along with gear box to increase the torque for high load application. The weeder is quite simple, effective and the result is immediately observed.

Authors and Affiliations

Rajat Bhosale
Mechanical Engineering, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharastra, India
Akshay Herkar
Mechanical Engineering, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharastra, India
Avinash Herkar
Mechanical Engineering, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharastra, India
Narayan Shinde
Mechanical Engineering, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharastra, India

Rotary hoe, Reduction gear box, Parallelogram linkage, cam and follower mechanism, inter row weeding techniques.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 2 | March-April 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 362-365
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1732104
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Rajat Bhosale, Akshay Herkar, Avinash Herkar, Narayan Shinde, " Design and Fabrication of Agricultural Rotary Weeder , International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.362-365, March-April-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET1732104

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