Abstract : In order to meet the food requirements of the growing population and rapid industrialization, modernization of agriculture is inescapable.
Mechanization enables the conservation of inputs through precision in metering ensuring better distribution, reducing quantity needed for better response and prevention of losses or wastage of inputs applied.
Mechanization reduces unit cost of production through higher productivity and input conservation.
The problem arises from the fact that workers available to work in farmlands is insufficient. And as a ■result most of the fields are left uncultivated.
The middle class fanners cannot bear the high cost of power tillers available in the market. Most middle class fanners have small land holdings and to buy a tiller for serving their need is uneconomical.
Cost of power tillers available in the market are in terms of lakhs. Also that the operation of the available power tillers is very complex, they cannot be operated without the help of skilled men.
Thus it adds to the cost for the need of hiring a skilled labour.
Owing to the problems mentioned above our motive was to develop a tiller based on diesel. Diesel engines have more dead weight compared to petrol engines of same power.
Thus the garden tiller basically is a tiller running on diesel which could be used effectively in cultivation of tapioca, ginger, pulses etc.
And that the cost of the tiller should be affordable to the middle class fanners.
Thus our objective was to design and fabricate a tiller based on diesel that is easy to operate and should come with an affordable price so that middle class fanners would not find any problem buying them.
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