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Design and Fabrication of a Single Row Maize Planter for Garden Use


Ibukun B. IKECHUKWU, Agidi GBABO, Ikechukwu C. UGWUOKE

1,3. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Niger State, Nigeria.
2. National Cereals Research Institute, Badeggi, Niger State, Nigeria.


Corresponding author :

Ikechukwu C. UGWUOKE,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Federal University of Technology,
PMB 65, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
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Received: APRIL 8, 2014,   Accepted: April 22, 2014,   Published:


Abstract:

This work focused on the design and fabrication of a manually operated single row maize planter capable of delivering seeds precisely in a straight line with uniform depth in the furrow, and with uniform spacing between the seeds. The work demonstrates the application of engineering techniques to reduce human labour specifically in the garden. The results obtained from the trial tests showed that the planter functioned properly as expected with a planting capacity of 0.0486 hectare/hr. Visual inspection of the seeds released from the planter’s metering mechanism showed no visible signs of damage to the seeds.


Keywords: Design, fabrication, manually operated, single row, maize planter.


Citation:

Ikechukwu C. UGWUOKE, et al (2014) Design and Fabrication of a Single Row Maize Planter for Garden Use.J. of Advancement in Engineering and Technology. V1I2. DOI: 10.15297/JAET.V1I2.07


Copyright:

© 2014 Ikechukwu C. UGWUOKE. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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