Turmeric Harvester

Name : Shri P Ramarajup_rama-copy

District & State :  Erode, Tamil Nadu

Category : Agricultural (General)

Award :   Consolation

Award Function :   7th National Grassroots Innovation Awards

Award Year : 2013

Price :   Current Price of attachment Rs. 35,000 (Ex-factory price + packaging). The price does not include transportation costs, taxes, etc.

Delivery Period : 15-20 days

Innovation Description

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Mr Ramaraju is in the profession of farming since his childhood. He was suffering with problem of labour DSC01619scarcity for harvesting turmeric rhizomes. Delay in harvesting results loss in yield and also the quality of rhizomes is affected adversely. He started modifying the machines developed in earlier years and in 2009 he came up with second prototype which was having efficiency over 75%. He continued improvements and in 2011 he developed final prototype which has efficiency over 95% and going along innovator addressed the harvesting turmeric Rhizomes thing effectively.

harvvesterThis is a power tiller operated turmeric harvester. It is mounted in the rear of power tiller and takes drive from its PTO through belt and pulley. It has a blade with three bar points for easy penetration into the soil, connected with eight slats of mild steel which gets oscillating motion from the power tiller through eccentrics. The harvester attachment gets drive through the gear box of the power tiller which supplies power to rotavator when it is mounted to power tiller. After the gear box, power is transmitted to an intermediate shaft of 3” diameter which supplies power to a shaft provided at top of the harvester attachment through belt and pulley (4”). The shaft powers eccentrics provided on both the sides of slats. These eccentrics convert rotary power into oscillations. With two speed settings of power tillers, 70-100 oscillations per minute are produced.


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