Journal ID : AMA-05-08-2021-10507
[This article belongs to Volume - 50, Issue - 03]
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Title : Development of a front mounted cultivator for power tiller

Abstract :

We designed and developed a front-mounted hydraulically driven cultivator in consideration of the negative traction force developed by the rotary cultivator and the traction capacity of the power cultivator. A suitable linkage system was designed and a cultivator was installed in front of the power cultivator. Field performance of power cultivators was measured with both front-mounted cultivators and rotary cultivators and with rotary cultivators only. These results show that the power cultivator has a 50% improvement in tillage performance index and soil when operated with a combination of front-mounted cultivator and rotary cultivator, compared to when operated with a rotary cultivator alone. Size and fuel consumption were shown to decrease significantly by 50% and 13%, respectively.

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