AuthorsAbdulkarim, K. O.
Ahmed, Ismaila I.
Adebisi, Jeleel Adekunie
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AbstractIn this research, various problems associated with harvesting of agricultural food grains by local farmers in Nigeria were identified. The aim of the research was to design low cost multipurpose mini combined harvester for production using locally available materials at affordable cost. The research was to ensure improved performance and low cost maintenance of harvester for use by farmers in developing nations. The modelling of the chassis and other components of the combined harvester was done using Solid works 2014. The selection of materials for the design was achieved using Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES) 2014. Calculations for the design of each components and power requirements to determine the engine specifications were carried out to ensure optimal performance. The output of the research was the development of mini combine harvester which is a microcosm of large capital intensive harvester, at affordable cost to small scale farmer in developing nations. The research ensures the use of mechanised farming equipments designed and developed from local materials for effective harvesting and transportation of agricultural produce.
CitationAbdulkarim, K. O. et al (2017) 'Design of a mini combined harvester.', Journal of Production Engineering, 20 (1), pp. 55-62.
PublisherUniversity of Novi Sad
JournalJournal of Production Engineering