About the Practice
Problem Statement:

Manual and time consuming digging of groundnut crop


The machine is a tractor mounted, PTO powered groundnut digger, which is lighter with better weight distribution and has double beaters to reduce load on the engine. The digger has a self-made frame, a telescopic propeller shaft, gear box, belt and pulleys for speed reduction, rotary shafts having blades, vibratory sieves, etc. The machine can be fitted with standard 540 rpm PTO. The main rotor which digs the land rotates at a speed of 500 rpm, while the secondary rotor shaft rotates at 250 rpm in opposite direction. It helps in breaking the soil lumps easily and prevents foreign material and lumps to enter towards the main roller. The other performance parameters of the digger are as follows: cutting width: 5 feet 1 inch (1.55 m); working depth: 4 inch (0.1 m); field capacity: 1 beegha per 2 to 2.5 hours; digging capacity: 500 kg per beegha; fuel consumption: 2 to 2.5 lit per hour. The weight of the digger is about 550 kg and minimum 35 hp tractor is required for operation, with negligible extra maintenance cost.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Mansaram Suthar and Shri. Malaram Suthar
Address: At. Dariba Po.& Via. Bidasar, Dist. Churu
City: Churu
State: Rajasthan
PIN Code 560037

Practice Details

Link: Working with the help of PTO shaft of tractor Also useful for dig pods based crop
Manufacturing Capacity: e) Franchising
Problem Scale: 2) Around the world
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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/205

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