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Design, fabrication and performance test of a peanut harvesting machine


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Omer, Elnougomi A. Gadir and Ahmad, Desa (1999) Design, fabrication and performance test of a peanut harvesting machine. In: National Conference on Engineering Smart Farming for the Next Millenium, 14-16 Mar. 1999, UPM, Serdang, Selangor. (pp. 1-5).

Abstract / Synopsis

The development of a Peanut Harvesting Machine has been proposed consisting of adjustable digging v-shaped blade type, followed by a double discs lifter for gripping the loosened plant just above the soil surface, using a series of fingers. The loosened plant reaches a stripping mechanism, consisting of two cylinders with series of screw fingers directly above the concave fingers for separating pods and transfers it to the tank at the end of the machine through a conveyor. Results from the primary tests showed that the machine was found suitable for harvesting peanut in one operation. The total power requirement of a single row machine including the draft requirement is predicted to be approximately 12kw (16 hp).


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Peanut; Peanut harvesting machine; Harvesting peanut
Depositing User: Azian Edawati Zakaria
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 08:26
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2017 11:24
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/33835
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