Fuel Consumption Pattern for Disc Plough and Cultivator Tillage Implement

Kapil Kumar Sharma *

College of Technology, SVPUA&T Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Shalini Chaturvedi

College of Technology, SVPUA&T Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Sweta Singh

College of Agriculture Kumher Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India.

Vivak Kumar

Department of Agricultural Engineering, SVPUA&T Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This study evaluated the effects of different (Disc plough and Cultivator) tillage implements on soil physical properties and operational cost under loam soil. Different (Disc plough and Cultivator) tillage implements were used in a field under separate plots. The fuel consumed by the tractor during the Disc plough and Cultivator tillage operations was measured by the field to determine the cost of both tillage operations. Results showed that the soil moisture content (MC) was 25.31%, while soil bulk density (BD) 1.3 under the plot (field) tilled with cultivator followed by disc plough compared to that tilled with cultivator only. The fuel consumed by the tractor during different tillage operations was 16.08 and 7.53 lit/ha for Disc plough and cultivator respectively. It is concluded that Cultivator can prepare better seedbed under loam soil as compared to Disc Plough only at almost same operational cost.

Keywords: Disc plough, cultivator, fuel consumption, tillage operations


How to Cite

Sharma, Kapil Kumar, Shalini Chaturvedi, Sweta Singh, and Vivak Kumar. 2024. “Fuel Consumption Pattern for Disc Plough and Cultivator Tillage Implement”. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International 46 (7):894-902. https://doi.org/10.9734/jeai/2024/v46i72643.

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