Design and Development of Single Pass Seedbed Preparation Attachment for Low Power Tractors
Keywords:low power tractor, seedbed, single pass cultivator, rotavator, compost manure
Since 1960 the technology is being used in agriculture sector. India haveapproximate 80% if small and
marginal agriculture land holders (farmers). Small land farming (less than 5 acres) has limitations with respect to the
use of existing instruments which are designed for comparatively bigger farms. Presently low powered tractors and their
attachments are being used.eg. Cultivator,rotavator and sowing unit etc. In farming the seedbed preparation is the key
procedure which includes removing of residual crop, spreading compost manure, cultivating and loosening of hard land.
Presently all these processes are carried out separately. This leads to loss of time and increase in cost for seedbed
This project an attempt is made to reduce the time and cost required for seedbed preparation. designing attachment to
the existing rotavator unit which will combine three operations i.e. Cultivation, spreading of compost manure and
mixing- loosening land by rotavator. This attachment will reduce the cost and time for seedbed preparation.
This paper deals with design analysis and optimization of single pass seedbed preparation attachment for low powered