Mysuru , KARNATAKA :
A boon to small farmers
The final year Mechanical Engineering students of ATME College of Engineering, Mysuru — Aathir Md. Suhaib, Anthony Johny, Aquib Arbaz and Mujahid Khan — as a part of their project work, has developed a low cost, compact and versatile tractor named Nano Tractor.
The farming sector, especially vegetable growers and horticulturists, were in need of a small sized, economical and easy to maintain type of farm equipment. The new Nano Tractor developed by the students may be the answer for it.
Students to begin with have surveyed the farmers in and around Mysuru and understood the necessity of a smaller and versatile farm equipment at affordable cost. Then they have come up with the idea of fabricating a Tractor with a relatively smaller engine but can perform various farming activity with advantages like easy handling and less maintenance.
They have used an old 600 CC, 7.5 bhp engine of an auto- rickshaw and other parts from old vehicles. The performance test conducted indicates that it definitely fulfils the requirements of the small farmers as stated above.
The subject knowledge gained in their engineering course and with the able guidance of N. Rakshith, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, they have successfully completed the Nano Tractor Project at a cost of Rs. 60,000.
The Model and Concept can be used to design and manufacture in large scale can definitely help a sector of Farming community.
The students’ effort has been hailed by many including the industry people and the farmers. Principal and staff members have congratulated them on their feat.
source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General Nes / June 03rd, 2016