Studies on machine-crop parameters of an axial flow thresher for threshing soybean

Vejasit, A.; Salokhe, V.M.

Agricultural Engineering International 6: Manuscript PM 04 004


To study the effect of machine-crop variables on the performance, a threshing unit was fabricated and tested. The same threshing unit will be used for the proposed axial flow soybean combine harvester. A peg-tooth drum was used for the study. Four levels of drum speeds, three levels of feed rates and three levels of soybean moisture contents were studied. Test results indicated that the threshing efficiency varied from 98 to 100%.