Revista Ciencias Técnicas Agropecuarias
versão ISSN 2071-0054
One of the most troubles about the cattle farming in México country is the shortage of fodder in the drought season. The preservation of fodder is the solution for that problem. For this objective, The Department of Agricultural Mechanical Engineering of The Chapingo Autonomous University, Developed and build a prototype to compact the fodder chopped previously. The mechanism consist in a cylinder that turn in 7 rev/min into a cylindrical steel container, the layers in order to compact are of 15 centimeters of thickness, once the material was compacted, the container is opened by the side, loosen the screws. Then the compacted fodder is wrapped in plastic material. The cylinder go up and go down though a block and tackle. It takes two people to operate the equipment. The capacity of equipment is 4,26 m3/h (3,2 t/h).
Palavras-chave : Machine; Tamping roller; Fodder storage.