seed dibbler particularly suited to soya beans
Sri. R. Balachandar is 45 years old and runs a lathe workshop at Pandanallur, Thiruvidaimaruthur Taluk, Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu, India. In his lathe workshop he undertakes repair work for agriculturual implements. He has a keen interst in changing the old design of the implements to maximize their efficiency and work output. His innovations include new types of soybean hole dibblers. Soyabean Seed Hole - Dibbler: The existing soyabean hole dibbler model was developed by the Sakthi soyabean company. Mr.Subramaniyapillai, a farmer of Pandanallur, had purchased this companys model. He used this equipment for hole-making for sowing purposes in his field. But the holes made by this equipment were not of a suitable depth. Then Mr. Subramaniapillai reported the defects in this equipment to Mr. Balachandar. Then Mr. Balachandar modified this old equipment into a one that was more efficient. Mr. Balachandar has sharpened the teeth of the equipment and provided a platform in the middle of the wheels for putting weight. The weight is added in the platform according to the wetness of the field. This modified equipment is being used by the farmers in the area and they found it very efficient.
Manufacturing Capacity: b) Design Support
Problem Scale: Grave
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