Comparative Field Performance Evaluation of Two Seed Drills Under River Nile State Condition

  • Mohammed Ahmed AbdElmowla Ahmed Ahmed AbdElmowla Ahmed Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Nile Valley Nile River
  • Seif El-Din Bilal Gad Elsayed Technology Transfer and Agricultural Development Fund-Atbara
Keywords: seeder, Fuel consumption, wheel slippage, effective field capacity


The experiment was conducted in Atbara in one of the food security project (10 km north of Atbara) during 2018/ 19 to study the effects of seed drill type (Agro master BM22 and Titan3000) and three forward speeds (6, 7.5and 9 km/hr.) on machine performance parameters such as: wheel slippage, the fuel consumption (lit/hr.), the actual field capacity (fed /hr.) and field efficiency (%). The results showed that, wheel slippage, the fuel consumption (lit /hr.), the actual field capacity (ha /hr.)  and  field  efficiency  were better in the seed drill I (Agro master BM22 )  than in the seed drill II  (Titan 3000 ).  Seed drill I registered wheel slippage of  8.4%, fuel consumption 11.24 lit/ha,actual field  capacity 1.16 ha/hr. and field  efficiency 57.1 % .Seed drill II registered  wheel slippage 9.6 % ,fuel consumption 13.5 lit/ha ,actual field  capacity 0. 95 ha/hr. and field efficiency 45 %. As the forward speed increased from 6 km/hr. to 9 km/hr., the average   fuel consumption (lit./hr.),  the actual field  capacity (ha /hr.) and field  efficiency were increased by .6%. The wheel slippage was decreased by 10 % for both seed drills as speed was increased. Statistically, the differences between the effects of two seed drills and forward speeds on slippage and fuel consumption were found highly significant  (P<0.05) under the two seed drill types.