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Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan--Publication-Special Publication of TARI-No.193

No.193

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Development and Application of Manual Push Mower Used in Row Spacing Crops

Development and Application of Manual Push Mower Used in Row Spacing Crops

Wu-Huan Hsu1, Mu-Lien Lin2, and Kuo-Hsiang Hwang1

1 Assistant Agricultural Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Division, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, COA
2 Retired Agricultural Engineer, Agricultural Engineering Division, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, COA

Abstract

    When crops are cultivated in organic farming method, weed control often play an important role. In Taiwan, the row-spacing of crops is generally small. Farmers often use shoulder carrying mower for weed control. However, due to its low efficiency, time consuming and costly, many farmers still have other types of mowing equipment needs. Therefore, in this research, a manual push mower used in row-spacing of crops field for weed control has been developed. It is beneficial for reducing the demand for labor, improving operational efficiency, and simultaneously reducing costs. The operational capacity can up to 1 hectare per day operated in the tea field. The research and development directions of the mower are toward the simple structure, flexibility to install, easy to maintain, easy to use, and low-cost. The new-developed mower application type is different from before, it should have the considerable market demand and the promotion value.

Keywords: Manual Push, Mower, Row-Spacing of Crops, Weed, Reciprocating Cutter.

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