Conversion of Small Plot Combine Harvesters for Single Person Operation1
- P. A. Portmann and
- H. J. Trevenen2
A pneumatic grain transport system has been fitted to small plot combine harvesters to enable efficient one person operation. The system has three main components: fan, rotary valve, and cyclone. The machines are operated at the same rate as the previous two man operation. The samples are stacked directly into bins which provide a rapid and efficient means of collecting samples from the field. The system does not increase cross-contamination but can help to reduce it. The modification has greatly improved working conditions by eliminating the need for one operator to walk alongside the machine.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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