Optimization of operational parameters for mechanized harvesting of mung-bean (Vignaradiata (L.) Wilczek) with combine harvester

Baldev Dogra, Dinesh Kumar, Ritu Dogra, T.S. Bains, G.S Manes


The present study was aimed at optimizing operational and crop parameters influencing the mechanized harvesting and threshing of mung-bean crop with combine harvester. Two varieties of summer mung-bean SML-668 and SML-832 and one variety of kharif mung-bean ML-818 were selected for the study. Concave clearance was kept as 25 mm at front side and 10 mm from rear side. The height of cut the crop ranged from 8-9.5 cm. Threshing efficiency was more than 98% at cylinder peripheral speeds C3 and C4 in all varieties except SML-832. The percent grain damage was higher for higher cylinder peripheral speed and lower for higher forward speed. The grain damage ranged from 1.54 – 3.22 percent for C1, C2 and C3 cylinder peripheral speed in all crop varieties. Peripheral speed of 18.91 m/s and forward speed of 1.5 km/h was found to be optimum for harvesting mung-bean with combine harvester for all crop varieties.


Harvesting, Mung-bean, Threshing.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18805/LR-3607


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