Shaktiman Square Fertilizer Broadcaster
Shaktiman Tirth Agro Technology
Shaktiman Square Fertilizer Broadcaster is a square shaped implement used for spreading fertilizer into fields of crops.
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.
Small and medium scale farmers
How is the fertilizer spread?
Is the fertilizer available as a solid or liquid?
Type of energy used to power the spreader
Overall weight of the technology, measured in kilograms
The dimensions of the product (l x w x h), measured in meters
What is the area covered, measured in meters
The storage capacity, measured in kilograms or in liters
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:
|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|
|Type of Gearbox Ratio||1:1|
|Required Power (HP/kw)||40-50/30-34|
|Total Weight (kg/lbs)||120/265|
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- Increased efficiency saving time, labour, and power consumption
- Uniform spreading of fertilizers
- Teeth gears protect machine against sudden power changes
A Commerical Test Report from the Department of Farm Machinery and and Power Engineering at Haryana Agricultural University yielded the following results:
|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 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.
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.
Youtube video showing fertilizer spreader at work
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