It dehusks 2,500 coconuts in an hour

The machine, displayed at one of the stalls in the International Krishi Mela organised by the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore. Photo: Bhagya Prakash. K  


Coconut growers were excited to see a machine that dehusks 1,500 to 2,500 coconuts per hour at the International Krishi Mela, being organised by the University of Agricultural Sciences-Bangalore. The machine, manufactured by a Coimbatore-based company, has a motor with a capacity ranging from 1 HP to 5 HP depending upon the required deshusking speed. The advantage is that the machine is compact and can he used in narrow spaces also.

The cost varies from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 3.5 lakh.

This Gujarat bullock cart model has four wheels and moves fast, besides being easy to manoeuvre. This low-floor metal cart also has breaks and the facility to tilt with the help of a rope-linked pulley.

Coming at a cost of about Rs. 60,000, it has four doors for easy loading and unloading.

When you think of an excavator, you think big. But a Shimoga-based industry has showcased a ‘mini-excavator’ that can pass through narrow lanes within a farm without affecting the plantation or crops.

The minimum passage needed for manoeuvrability is just 5 ft.

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