Development and field performance of an axial flow sunflower thresher

Garg, I.K.; Sharma, V.K.; Mahal, J.S.

Journal of Research, Punjab Agricultural University 36(1/2): 102-108


An axial flow sunflower thresher developed in the Dept. of Farm Power & Machinery, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana was evaluated. The machine was also evaluated at different cylinder speeds and crop moisture content to find out the best speed and crop moisture content. The machine could thresh the crop having moisture content up to 27.3%. The output of the thresher varied from 360-810 kg/h depending upon crop moisture content for normal loading of the tractor of about 35 HP.