Development of Emergency Stop Device for the Hand-Fed Threshing on Head-Feeding Combine (Part 1)

Hirofumi YAMASAKI, Hirokatsu SHITO, Mitsuhiro HORIO, Ei SEKI, Shunsuke OKADA, Muneki TOMITA, Kenichiro TAKEUCHI, Masayuki TAKAGI, Yohichi AGAWA, Toushi FURUTA
Journal of the Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery and Food Engineers  
We have produced a prototype threshing machine, model No. 1, that is designed to protect farmers from a severe injury sustained if their hand is caught in the threshing unit of a head-feeding combine when hand feeding the machine. This was developed after surveying the requirements of farmers regarding hand feeding the machine and examining the conditions that the prospective machine should accomplish. More than 70 % of the farmers surveyed replied that they had to continue performing hand-fed
more » ... hreshing. We took extra care to slow down the speed of the feed-chain during hand-fed threshing. This was done by either placing a clutch inside the actuator of the feed-chain or actuating the feed-chain by hydraulic static 農業食料工学会誌 78 (3) :248∼256,2016
doi:10.11357/jsamfe.78.3_248 fatcat:bdd2afapwbcu7bistqmxow6cpa