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Title: Evaluation of seed distribution uniformity of a multi-flight auger as a grain drill metering device
Authors: Maleki, M. R ×
Jafari, J. F
Raufat, M. H
Mouazen, A. M
De Baerdemaeker, Josse #
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Publisher: Academic press inc elsevier science
Series Title: Biosystems engineering vol:94 issue:4 pages:535-543
Abstract: The study of fluted-roller seed meter, the commonly used feeding device on grain drills, revealed that the seed metering uniformity is impaired due to sudden release of seed batches. The use of multi-flight screws (augers) as a seed metering and feeding device for grain drills was studied. As preliminary test, 12 multi-flight auger configurations were designed and evaluated for seed spacing at three travel speeds. The uniformity of seed distribution was evaluated by a laboratory method using the coefficient of uniformity. The different auger configurations studied are the auger groove depth and width, number of flights, auger outer diameter and rotational speed.
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ISSN: 1537-5110
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS)
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