African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6578

Full Length Research Paper

Design and development of an animal drawn farmyard manure spreader

R. C. Singh
  • R. C. Singh
  • Agriculture Energy and Power Division, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal-462038, India.
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C. D. Singh
  • C. D. Singh
  • Agriculture Energy and Power Division, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal-462038, India.
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  •  Received: 05 December 2013
  •  Accepted: 10 October 2014
  •  Published: 30 October 2014

Abstract

In India bullock-carts / tractor-trailers are used to transport the farm yard manure (FYM) from the compost pit to the field and manure is stack piled in the field. The spreading of stack piled manure is performed manually with spade, which involves human drudgery. Therefore the existing bullock carts used for transport of manure to the field could be modified for FYM spreading operation also. Keeping all these facts in mind an animal drawn FYM spreader has been developed for uniform spreading of manure and eliminate the human drudgery involved in spreading of manure in the field.  The developed farmyard manure spreader of 480 kg capacity and gave manure application rate of 5 to 10 t/ha for the manure delivery rate of 0.38 to 0.74 kg/s at the operational speed of 2.4 km/h, respectively.

 

Key words: Bullocks, manure, carts, spreader.