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Legume Research, volume 42 issue 2 (april 2019) : 216-221

Optimization of operational parameters for mechanized harvesting of mung-bean (Vignaradiata (L.) Wilczek) with combine harvester

Dinesh Kumar, Baldev Dogra, Ritu Dogra, T.S. Bains, G.S Manes
1Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana- 141 004, Punjab, India.
  • Submitted11-09-2015|

  • Accepted03-07-2018|

  • First Online 13-02-2019|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-3607

Cite article:- Kumar Dinesh, Dogra Baldev, Dogra Ritu, Bains T.S., Manes G.S (2019). Optimization of operational parameters for mechanized harvesting of mung-bean (Vignaradiata (L.) Wilczek) with combine harvester. Legume Research. 42(2): 216-221. doi: 10.18805/LR-3607.
The present study was aimed at optimizing operational and crop parameters influencing the mechanized harvesting and threshing of mung-bean crop with combine harvester. Two varieties of summer mung-bean SML-668 and SML-832 and one variety of kharif mung-bean ML-818 were selected for the study. Concave clearance was kept as 25 mm at front side and 10 mm from rear side. The height of cut the crop ranged from 8-9.5 cm. Threshing efficiency was more than 98% at cylinder peripheral speeds C3 and C4 in all varieties except SML-832. The percent grain damage was higher for higher cylinder peripheral speed and lower for higher forward speed. The grain damage ranged from 1.54 – 3.22 percent for C1, C2 and C3 cylinder peripheral speed in all crop varieties. Peripheral speed of 18.91 m/s and forward speed of 1.5 km/h was found to be optimum for harvesting mung-bean with combine harvester for all crop varieties.
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