Agriculture Engineering
Farm Machinery ::Weeding and Intercultural Implements


Tractor Drawn Weeding cum Earthingup Equipment




For   weeding and intercultural operations in between row crops






i. Type


Mounted type


ii. Power requirement


35 hp tractor


iii. Overall dimensions


400 x 636 x 1665 mm


iv. Weight 


143 kg


v. Capacity


1.6 ha per day  


General Information


One third of the cost of cultivation is spent on weeding alone when carried out with manual labour. Both mechanical and chemical weeding are effective for controlling weeds.  Mechanical weed control kills the weed between the rows of crop and also keeps the soil surface loose.  An inter cultivator cum earthing up equipment was developed and fitted to a standard  tractor drawn ridger. Three number of sweep  type blades are affixed to the  ridger frame for accomplishing the weeding operation in between standing rows of crops.  Three ridger bottom which are fitted behind the sweep blade, work on the loosened soil mass and aid in earthing up by forming  ridges and furrows. 


Cost of the unit (approx)


Rs.  15,000  


Salient features


  • Weeding and earthing up operations are simultaneously performed in a single pass; row to row distance between the sweep blades and the ridger bottoms are adjustable (45, 60, 75 and 90 cm).
  • Weeding efficiency is 61 per cent.
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