Development of an axial-flow thresher with multi-crop potential
Singhal, O.P.; Thierstein, G.E.
Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America 18(3): 57-65
Commonly available wheat threshers in India are not suitable for handling a wide range of crops grown by the farmers, particularly moisture crops. An IRRI axialflow thresher, a better design, capable of threshing freshly harvested paddy was selected, modified and evaluated as a multicrop thresher for a wide range of crops, namely; sorghum, millet, chickpea, pigeonpea, wheat and paddy at ICRISAT Centre in India and in villages. A threshing efficiency of more than 95% and grain output of 500-800 kg/ha, were obtained for most of the crops. This thresher could be recommended for village adoption based on its performance and other features.