A rice thresher is used for separating rice or other grains from their straws and chaff. It shells and threshes rice thoroughly and cuts down harvesting time due to its high removal and low breakage qualities. It also saves labour costs. A farmer can insert rice crops in one end and it will thresh the grain and throw it out from another end. The process of threshing has become effortless and time-saving, thanks to rice threshers.
Uses and Benefits Rice Thresher Farm Implements
• Less physical labour required and timely harvests
• Threshes grain and removes seeds from husks
• Less seed breakage
• Encourages recycling of leftover material
• PTO operated and highly efficient
Rice Thresher Specifications
• Length: 330 cm
• Width: 187 cm
• Height: 181 cm
• Power requirement: 65 HP tractors
• Labour requirement: four people
• PTO speed: 540 RPM
• Fuel consumption: 7-7.5 litre per hour
• Threshing system: axial flow
• Grain output: 1.5-2 tons per hour
• Cleaning system: Centrifugal Blower
• Cleaning efficiency: 99%
• Grain breakage: almost nil.
Why Rice Thresher Popular in Africa
Rice is a staple and a major cash crop in several African countries. Africa produces around 4.6% of the world’s total rice production. Rice threshers have become quite popular in Africa due to their ruggedness and advanced technology. Manual threshing was usually carried out by women farmers and was a back-breaking and a labour-intensive process. Rice threshers have reduced manual labour as they speed up the post-harvesting processes where rice is grown.