Design of a grass harvester for a small scale goat farm

Brian, Wan Martin (2017) Design of a grass harvester for a small scale goat farm. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Farmers currently harvest the grasses in the farm at Kampung Kuap manually using sickles, which consumes a lot of time. The scope of this project is to design a harvester with build in collecting bin which is a suitable to overcome this problem. The harvester must be able to cut and collecting the grasses into the bin. The flow of work to complete this project was site visitation to the farm in Kampung Kuap, short interview session with Mr Brangka regarding current harvesting process and information, literature review on related topics, the mathematical modelling involved, initial design of harvester, consulting farm owner to propose initial design, improve initial design and justify final design. After considering all the comments and feedback from Mr Brangka, the initial design was improved to a design that meets all the requirements and comments given by Mr Brangka. A suitable engine horsepower is used to achieve . Mass of harvester with its load must be known to calculate engine horsepower. The wheels of the harvester were equipped with agriculture tyres with deep skid for good traction on farm terrain. The harvester will have differential gears and 4 wheel drive system to further improve the harvester‟s traction on farm terrain. The harvester will also be equipped with hydraulic braking system, and independent PTO system. The harvester grass and conveyor to collect the grass into the bin. Seat suspension is designed to absorb vibration felt by operator. The harvester will be able to cut and straight away collect and store the grass into the bin. The traction of the designed harvester will be suitable for farm terrain. The harvester designed is a small scale harvester. Further recommended work is to fabricate the harvester to determine the efficiency and performance of the harvester so that any inadequacy can be further improved.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc) --University Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cutting and Collecting Mechanism, Traction, Transmission System, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 03:52
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2023 03:22

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