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Design and Fabrication of Ginger Harvesting Machine

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Ginger is a potential agricultural commodity to be developed in India. When the harvest comes, people still use a very simple method for harvesting ginger by using hoes, pick-axe and other farming equipments. The farmers complain for the need of so many work forces for harvesting while the labor cost is getting increased and the time spent for harvesting process is too long. Although there is an alternative of imported ginger harvesting machines, those machines are not compatible with the farming environment in India, having a high initial and maintenance cost. This machine can be used in any farming condition in India and can be prepared at village level. This machine has three main parts namely, ginger digger, screener and power transmission system. This project is focusing on design and fabrication ginger harvesting machine. The screener will not only separate ginger from soil but also not let the ginger get harmed. The screener also uses for collectible part, to make this machine need some power transmission system from the engine. This machine needs Auto front petrol engine with rotation speed 20 - 25 rpm approximately with the aid of gear reduction.

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Sanjay, M. , Arpitha, G. , Naik, L. and Yogesha, B. (2015) Design and Fabrication of Ginger Harvesting Machine. World Journal of Engineering and Technology, 3, 320-338. doi: 10.4236/wjet.2015.34031.

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