Performance Analysis and Design Optimization of Farming Sprayer

Paper Topic :

Expert approaches

Author Name :

S. S. Dandge, D. S. Ingole

Abstract :

Spraying is one of the important operations in crop production. While operating manual sprayer the body is in awkward posture. In that posture head and neck of the operator fall forward to counter balance the weight of the sprayer also straps of the sprayer cut deep into shoulder muscles and serves discomfort is felt in the clavicle and shoulder region also excessive up and down movement of operating lever and improper positing of the pivot point in relation to shoulder and elbow point of operator cause un dew fatigue in upper limb muscles. Many times force requirement in lever movement is also quite high. To get better efficiency of man equipment system it is necessary that the sprayer matches the capabilities and limitation of the operator.

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