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FEATURES:

  • Light and simple in construction
  • Inexpensive
  • Constructed from locally available materials
  • Can be made to work very close to plants

METHOD OF OPERATION:

For pull-type version, the serrated cutting piece is placed flat on the ground. Han-dle is then pulled while maintaining cutting piece flat on the ground with serrated part cutting through and under weeds. For push-type version, same position prior to weeding is followed. The implement then would be pushed with serrated part cutting through and under weeds. Weeding with the use of this implement is most effective for weeds at 2 to 3 leaf stage or when weeding is done 4 to 7 days after planting. With the light weight of the implement it can be made to work as close to plants as possible.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Field capacity: Push-type 70 to 72 man-hr per hectare
Pull-type 65 to 67 man-hr per hectare
Construction: Steel cutting piece and wooden handle
Dimensions:
Length: Push type: 158 cm
Pull-type: 147 cm
Width: 18.6 cm
Weight: 1.5 kg
Number of operator: one person

For more information, contact:   

The Program Manager

Center for Agri-Fisheries and Biosystems Mechanization

Institute of Agricultural Engineering

College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology

University of the Philippines Los Baños

College, 4031 Laguna, Philippines

Tel. No. (049)536-2686, Telefax No: (049)536-3606

Email: amdp@uplb.edu.ph or amdpuplb@gmail.com

Website: http://iae.uplb.edu.ph/index.php/amdp

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