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Parametric Analysis of the Mulching Depth of Oil Palm Fronds Achieved by Tractor Operated Mulcher

Parametric Analysis of the Mulching Depth of Oil Palm Fronds Achieved by Tractor Operated Mulcher

Bala Gambo Jahun1,2*, Muhammad Yamin2,3, Desa Bin Ahmad2, Muhammad Razif Mahdi2, Shamsuddin Suleiman4 and Salihu Ahmad Abdulkadir5 

1Department of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, PMB 0248, Bauchi State Nigeria; 2Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia 43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; 3Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad 38000, Pakistan; 4Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia 43400, Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia; 5Department of Agricultural Engineering, Adamawa State Polytechnic Yola Nigeria.

bgjahun@yahoo.com  

Figure 1

Blades with 0o, 60o, 120o and 150o lifting angles used for the comparison. 

Figure 2

New Holland tractor (G240) and mulcher implement used for field data collection. 

Figure 3

Effect of blade lifting angles on the depth of mulching 

Figure 4

Effects of tractor’s forward speed on the depth of mulching. 

Figure 5

Effect of tractor’s PTO speed on the depth of mulching. 

Figure 6

Effect of tractor’s forward speed and blade lifting angles on the depth of mulching 

Figure 7

Effect of tractor’s PTO speed and blade lifting angles on the depth of mulching. 

Figure 8

Effect of tractor’s forward speed and tractor’s PTO speed on the depth of mulching. 

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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture

September

Vol. 37, Iss. 3, Pages 714-1097

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