Updated on August 7, 2019

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Created on August 7, 2019

Shaktiman Square Fertilizer Broadcaster

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Shaktiman Square Fertilizer Broadcaster is a square shaped implement used for spreading fertilizer into fields of crops.

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Product Description

Shaktiman Square Fertilizer Broadcaster is used to spread fertilizer into farmers fields with greater efficiency than manual methods. The Broadcaster is tractor driven and spreads granular fertilizer with a rotating disk.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is mass produced at the factory location in Rajkot, India.

Intellectural Property Type

Other

User Provision Model

Shaktiman Tirth Agro Tech. Pvt. Ltd. has a strong network of dealers around India with 700+ touch points. Users can contact the manufacturer directly for any special inquiries.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Spreading mechanism

Rotating discs

Fertilizer type

Weight (kg)

Spreading width (m)

Storage capacity (kg or L)

Design Specifications

The Fertilizer Broadcaster consists of a conical shaped hopper at the top, a rotating distributing disk at the bottom, and tractor mounting frame. Technical specifications are as follows:

MODEL SFB400
Hopper Capacity (ltr.) 400
No. of the Spreading Disc 1
Total Width (W)(mm) 1200
Total Length (L)(mm) 1014
Total Height (H)(mm) 1193
Working Width (mtr.) 14
Category 2
Agitator System Vertical
Type of Gearbox Ratio 1:1
PTO (rpm) 540
Required Power (HP/kw) 40-50/30-34
Total Weight (kg/lbs) 120/265

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer at dealer locations Interview with representative

Replacement Components

Provided by the manufacturer Interview with representative

Lifecycle

10 years Interview with representative

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Performance targets:

  • Increased efficiency saving time, labour, and power consumption
  • Uniform spreading of fertilizers
  • Teeth gears protect machine against sudden power changes
 

Vetted Performance Status

A Commerical Test Report from the Department of Farm Machinery and and Power Engineering at Haryana Agricultural University yielded the following results:

Sr. No.  Parameters Range
1 Field Condition Levelled Field
2 Speed of field operaiton,km/hr 3.03 to 3.12
3. Total fertilizer spreading width,m 13.78 to 13.91
4. Fertilizer application rate, kg/ha 109 to 120
5. Uniformity Coefficient 54.6 to 59.2
6. Actual field capacity, ha/h 3.16 to 3.46
7. Field efficiency,% 77.34 to 81.97
8. Fuel Consumption, l/h 3.17 to 3.69
9. Fuel Consumption, l/ha 0.97 to 1.13
10. PTO power requirement,hp 5.8 to 6.4
 

Safety

Safety instructions include the following but are not limited to:

  • Protective clothing and equipment should be worn. Wear clothing and equipment appropriate for the job. Avoid loose fitting clothing.
  • Prolonged exposure to loud noise can cause hearing impairment or hearing loss. Wear suitable hearing protection such as earmuffs or earplugs.
  • Operating equipment safely requires the full attention of the operator. Avoid wearing radio headphones while operating machinery.

Complementary Technical Systems

The product needs a tractor for operation. A similar product available from the manufacturer include a Conical fertilizer broadcaster. The manufacturer also produces a wide range of other products for agricultural applications.

Academic Research and References

Cailing, L., 2017, Performance Analysis and Experiment on Fertilizer Spreader with Centrifugal Swing Disk Based on EDEM, Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, Vlume 33, Number 14, pp.32-39.

Manda, S., 2018, Performance Evaluation of Tractor Operated Fertilizer Broadcaster, International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 7 Number 10.

 

 

Compliance with regulations

Other Information

Youtube video showing fertilizer spreader at work

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