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Mechanical Rice Transplanter
The mechanical rice transplanter is a manually-operated machine which transplants rice seedlings in rows with a field capacity of 0.45-0.55 ha/day. A seedling mat, cut exactly 20.5 cm wide by 40 cm long, is used with the transplanter. It is easy to operate and maintain. It measures 146 x 85 x 70 cm (LWH) and weighs 24 kg. It transplants seedlings with a 20 cm row spacing and depth of 1-3.5 cm. About 3-5 seedlings are transplanted per hill. Seedlings of 14-20 days and reared through the modified dapog is used. Two persons, one operator, the other as helper, are required to operate the machine. When planting, the handle is pulled up and pushed down. With each downward stroke, the picker picks a number of seedlings out of the mat and puts them into the mud. At the upward stroke, the transplanter is pulled towards the operator. The free wheel is simultaneously actuated to move the chain. The attached seedling tray then moves horizontally to feed new seedlings into the slot. These seedlings would be picked at the next stroke.
Category:
Machinery
Patent Type:
Utility model
Patent Status:
Public Domain

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