Show simple item record Ratnaweera, AC Rajapakse, NN Ranasinghe, CJ Thennakoon, TMS Kumara, RS Balasooriya, CP Bandara, MA 2013-11-15T14:39:06Z 2013-11-15T14:39:06Z 2013-11-15
dc.description.abstract Lack of man power has been identified as one of the major problems for the sustainability of the Sri Lankan paddy industry. Hence transplanters and seeders were well developed as a step for mechanization. However, weeding method is still not well developed up to mechanization. Therefore, our main objective is to design and fabrication of a power weeder. Weeding ability will be optimized by weeding three rows simultaneously. The machine is designed to use in the fields, cultivated by using mechanized seeder or mechanized transplanter introduced by Farm Machinery Research Centre (FMRC), Sri Lanka. The double-action weeding drums will be driven by a small 1.3 kW gasoline engine, that can enable removal of weeds, while facilitating the forward motion of the machine. In addition, the conical shaped weeding drums will be designed to loose-up soil without harming the paddy. Totally six drums will be used, in such a way that rear three drums have high angular velocity with respect to the front drums. A novel maneuvering method for row changing when the machine is in paddy fields also introduced in the design. More than 5-fold improvement of weeding efficiency in terms of weeding time is expected in this design. Further, a significant improvement of weeding quality is also expected in this design. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Weeds en_US
dc.subject Paddy cultivation en_US
dc.subject Manual weeders en_US
dc.subject Mechanized weeders en_US
dc.subject Double action-weeding drums en_US
dc.title Design of power weeder for low land paddy cultivation en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.year 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.conference International Conference on Sustainable Built Environments 2010 en_US Earl's Regency Hotel, Kandy. en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding Sustainable Built Environments en_US en_US en_US

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