Hammad Et Al

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Hammad et al



Greener
Journal of  Agricultural Sciences


Vol. 3 (7), pp.
598-605, July 2013.


 ISSN: 2276-7770 



Research

Paper

Manuscript Number: 070913714

 



Performance of Conventional and Locally Fabricated
Chisel Plows in Canefields of the Sudanese Sugar Company

 



E. A. Hammad1, A. Obeid2, S.
A/Gadir3 and S. A. Idris4

 


1
Faculty
of Agricultural Technology, University of Alneelain,
Khartoum, Sudan. 

2,3,4Sugarcane Research
Centre (SCRC), Sudanese Sugar Company (SSC).

 


*Corresponding Author’s Email:


Bashir.Hammad58 @ gmail.com
,


Cell phone: +249 912551822

Abstract:

Field performance of a conventional 6-shank chisel plow of a
Turkish origin supplied by Giad Company (Sudan) and two
chisel plows with 6 and 10 vertical shanks locally
fabricated in workshops of the Sudanese Sugar Company (SSC)
was studied under conditions of ratoon fields of the SSC.
Performance parameters were field capacity, drawbar pull,
fuel/ha and energy/ha. Results showed that Giad plow
provided higher field capacity (3.6 ha/h), required lowest
drawbar pull (7.8 kN), lowest fuel consumption (5.24 L/ha)
and lowest energy (7.62 kW-h/ha). Values obtained with the
local 6-shank chisel plow expressed as percentages of Giad
plow were respectively 96.3%, 119.2%, 126.7% and 121.9%. For
the 10-shank local chisel plow, respective values were 93%,
143.6% 136.2% and 146.9%. Resulting furrow surfaces produced
by the three plows were practically similar.
 
Keywords: Chisel plow, field performance, ratoon
cane, Sudanese Sugar Company.

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