6.0 INTERCULTURE EQUIPMENT

 

6.1 Cono Weeder 6.2 Self-Propelled Power Weeder

 

6.1 CONO WEEDER

 

 

 

 

 

Features:

The weeder consists of two rotors, float, frame and handle. The rotors are cone frustum in shape, smooth and serrated strips are welded on the surface along its length. The rotors are mounted in tandem with opposite orientation. The float, rotors and handle are joined to the frame. The float controls working depth and does not allow rotor assembly to sink in the puddle. The cono weeder is operated by pushing action. The orientation of rotors create a back and forth movement in the top 3 cm of soil and thus uproots weeds.

Specification:

Width (mm)                             :            370

Height (mm)                            :            1400

Type                                       :            Manually operated

Weight                                    :            5 to 6

Number of rotors                     :            2

Capacity (ha/day)                    :            0.18

Power Requirement               :           One person                                                                                                                                                                                                 TOP

Uses: 

The cono weeder is used to remove weeds between rows of paddy crop efficiently. It is easy to operate and does not sink into the puddle.

Cost (Rs)  : 1500-2000/-

6.2 SELF-PROPELLED POWER WEEDER

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Features:

It consists of a frame on which tool bar, furrow openers, engine, handles having breaks, clutch and two steel wheels are fixed. It is a self- propelled type power weeder. It is run by 3hp/2.35kw petrol-start, kerosene-run engine. The CIAE self-propelled power weeder is suitable for weeding and intercultural operations in upland row crops like groundnut, maize, soybean, pigeon pea etc. sown at row to row spacing of more than 30 cm. 

Specification:

Suitability for use in                   :           Sugarcane, Cotton, Maize, Tapioca, Banana, Coconut etc.

Working width,  mm                 :           350-370

Field Capacity,   (ha/h.)            :                      

i.         Weeding                  :           0.06

ii.       Earthing                     :           0.14

Power source(hp/kW)              :           3/2.35, engine

 

Uses:

It is used for weeding and earthing operations in standing crops                                                    

Cost (Rs) : 80,000