PR5: Existing Machines for Rice Transplanting

I will be working on a machine that does already exist in certain forms on the market, as well as prototypes. Here are some machines found online.

The advantages of mechanised transplanting according to Kubota manufacturer.
The advantages of mechanised transplanting according to Kubota manufacturer.

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Hand Cranked Rice Transplanter

Manual rice transplanter from Rajkumar Agro Machines
Manual rice transplanter from Rajkumar Agro Machines
  • Operation type: Manual
  • # Rows: 2
  • Rice nursery type: ?
  • Row distance: 250 mm
  • Planting distance: Adjustable.
  • Weight: 20 kg.
  • Turning radius: 210mm
  • Max. planting depth: 65mm
  • Max. planting frequency: 120/ minute
  • Resistance of crank: 1.5—2kg
  • Resistance of moving: 1—2kg
  • Planting speed: about 530 square meters/hour

Walk-behind Motorised Transplanter

Wallk-behind motorised transplanting machine.
Walk-behind motorised transplanting machine from Kubota. Picture from IRRI.
  • Operation type: Gasoline engine walk-behind
  • Rice nursery type: mat
  • # Rows: 4
  • Row distance: 300 mm
  • Planting distance: *12,14,16,18,21cm
  • Weight: 160kg
  • Turning radius: ?
  • Max. planting depth: 3.7 (adjustable)
  • Max planting speed: 0.77m/s eq. 385/minute frequency
  • Planting speed: 0.22 – 0.52 acre/hour

High Performance Paddy Transplanter

High Performance Paddy Transplanter from Amisy Farming Machine
High Performance Paddy Transplanter from Amisy Farming Machine
  • Operation type: Diesel engine
  • Rice nursery type: mat
  • # Rows: 6-8
  • Row distance: 238 mm / 300 mm
  • Planting distance: 120-140mm
  • Weight: 300 kg / 360 kg  / 410 kg
  • Turning radius: ?
  • Max. planting depth: ?
  • Max planting frequency: ?
  • Planting speed: 0.2hectare/h // 0.27hectare/h // 0.24-0.34hectare/h

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