The design and development of young rice planting machine for use in the North Eastern part of Thailand
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This research aims to investigate the efficiency and quality of young rice planting machine which is suitable for the North Eastern part of Thailand. The investigation applies the notions of planting young rice manually by farmers into the design of a battery-driven young rice planting machine. The researcher started with the study of transplanting methods of agriculturists in the North Eastern part and the design principles of young rice planting machine. Next, the components were calculated and engineering design was drawn. Then, the machine was tested in terms of its efficiency and quality. The data were analyzed in terms of means. The results show that the efficiency of the machine regarding planting performance is 90 %, the appearance of the machine, functions, applications, engineering, and safety achieve the average point of 3.70, which is considered satisfactory.
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