Development of a portable axial-flow thresher

McMennamy, J.A.; Policarpio, J.S.

Grain and forage harvesting. Proceedings first international grain and forage conference, September 25-29, 1977: 170-173


A small axial flow thresher with 0.42 m2 concave screen area was developed for threshing high m.c. rice and sorghum. A concave with staggered rods could be adapted for either crop. Stripper bars could be added as needed to improve threshing performance. For sorghum, the thresher had a specific capacity of 200 kg/engine hp and 2380 kg/h m2 of concave screen area with total separation and unthreshed loss of <2%.