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e-Power Tiller

Type:  Product
IPR Status:  Patent
Secured In:  India
Application/uses: 

Increasing fragmented holdings by farmers across India provide only a limited space for technology usage. In light of this, the advantage of using a power tiller compared to a tractor are many. A major reason behind the problems faced by the Indian agriculture sector like low yields and unscientific farming is the small and fragmented landholdings which makes use of technology expensive and not very beneficial for small and marginal farmers. CSIR-CMERI developed electrical motor operated e-Power Tiller has been designed for the purpose of performing ploughing and rotavating applications. Power tillers are primarily used for rotary, puddler, leveller, trailer, plow disc, cultivation, sowing, weeding and tillage etc. A power tiller is a two wheeled agriculture implement fitted with rotary tillers which gives a smooth resistance to farm activities. It is very popular among small and marginal farmers and is best replacement of traditional use of animals for performing farming activities. The availability of the power tiller in Indian Market is in the range of 6.6-9 kW capacity, which supports about 480 kg of weight on two drive wheels.

Salient Technical Competing Features: 
  • Low capital cost, Low operational cost compared to Tractor
  • Consume less fuel relative to tractor
  • Suited for Indian Soils, rugged terrain
  • Can be operated by single men even women can operate which is a big plus
  • Power tiller technology can ease the paddy cultivation to a great extent and make the life of farmers harmonious
Status of Commercialization:  Ready for Technology Transfer
Techno Economic:  Available on enquiry basis
Technology Package:  Complete Manufacturing Drawings & Technology Knowhow & Operation Manual (Working prototype is with CMERI)
TRL:  TRL 6

Last updated : 13 Aug, 2021