Updated on August 15, 2022


Created on August 15, 2022

Paddy thresher

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Paddy thresher is designed to have loop type threshing drum with a supporting frame and is used for manual threshing.

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Product Description

The Paddy thresher is designed for manual threshing of rice. It consists of a loop type threshing drum which is supported on a frame. It contains two cast iron gears which quadruples the speed obtained from treadle movement of the cylinder to about 400 rpm. Paddy threshing is done by holding the paddy stalks with grain against the death of the revolving cylinder.

Market Suggested Retail Price


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The product is distributed by the manufacturer and dealers

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is mass manufactured in India

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Users can obtain this product directly from manufacturer or buy it from Indiamart.

Distributions to Date Status


Feedstock type


Feedstock rate (kg/hr)

Manual or motorized


Energy requirement (W)


Portable or stationary


Design Specifications

The product has been designed to thresh rice manually. Fitted with two cast iron gears, the speed obtained from treadle movement is quadrupled to 400 rpm. Paddy threshing is done by holding the paddy stalks with grain against the teeth of the revolving cylinder. The machine is pedal operated to make cylinders rotate.

Technical Support

There is no technical support provided and users are expected to maintain the product on their own.

Replacement Components

Bearings, teeth on cylinder



Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Designer specified performance targets include:  speedy performance, durable and strong structure, easy to use and maintain.

Vetted Performance Status



Users of the implement should be cautious of the teeth on the rotating drum and injuries from flying chuff and seeds.

Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References

Kamal-Raj, et al., 2010, A Comparative Study on the Manual Beating of Paddy and Manually Operated Paddy Thresher on Farm Women. Human Ecology, 32(3): 183-187

Singh, K.P. et al., 2008, Optimization of machine parameters of a pedal-operated paddy thresher using RSM. Research Paper: RD—Rural Development, 100:591–600

This paper details testing of manual paddy threshers

Compliance with regulations

ISO certified 9001:2008

Other Information


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