Riding and sitting type pedalling system in DRWA maize dehusker-sheller

DRWA hand operated gender friendly maize dehusker-sheller can also be operated with 1/2 hp single phase electric motor. To increase the versatility an attempt is being made to operate the machine with pedal system. Pedalling mode for operating maize dehsuker-sheller was developed for riding and sitting type . Initial results showed the force requirement in moving the pedal at top position from lowest seating height of 490 mm was 38.6N including weight of foot while maximum force by a farm woman was 89.4 N. It was 41.1 N at front (far reach position of pedal) while maximum force by a farm woman was 100.7N. Women subject were more comfortable in pedalling while sitting than riding.

 
Riding and sitting type pedalling system in DRWA maize dehusker-sheller



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