The people in rural areas of Karnataka and Kerala mainly depend on agriculture for their livelihood. The main crops grown are Arecanut and.

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Also, it is very easy to move from one place to another. The students have spent about Rs 42, to develop the machine.

So development of a unique tree climbing mechanism is necessary which may be used for maintaining and harvesting applications. Sukesh K S Type of entry: Length of Link Length of each link vlimber taken as 58 cm, the calculations are shows below and line diagram to climer length of the links is shown in figure 1.

Hence harvesting fruits and nuts and maintaining them becomes difficult. It is fitted with three DC motors – nylon tyres with rubber grippers at degrees each other for ease of the operations. Climbwr tension maintained by the spring must be good enough to maintain the gripping force between the wheel and the tree. This project has a simple and low cost areca nut climbing machine, which can help generate employment in rural areas.

Areca Nut Tree Climber, Model No.: ATC

It is mandatory to climb the trees a minimum of five times a year for a successful harvest – twice for the preventive spray against fungal disease, and thrice to harvest the arecanut. It is the main source through which torque is generated.


In other case, machine used requires long fixing time to attach the machine to the tree and it has certain limitations.

Then the pesticide is being sprayed. The design of the machine is simple enough for farmers to operate. Areca nuts are collected in a basket.

It requires skill to climb arecanut tree. One crop that has been most affected by this is the arecanut. The geared motor should be arecanu enough to carry the payloads and weight of the machine. Introduction Researchers all around the world work on developing climbing machines, most of these climbing machines are capable of climbing regular structures like poles, walls etc.

But a very few are capable of climbing trees, main reason being irregular surface and variation of diameter with length []. Remote control circuit Figure 4.

We are currently working on to reduce the weight and with some alterations in the machine, we will be able to do it.

Students of Sahyadri College of Eng develop a low-cost areca nut tree climbing machine!!

The setup is connected across the tree with the help of a brake cable. It has a robo cutter fixed to it and can be used to spray pesticides.

The machine developed consists of a base frame with 3 nylon wheels driven by 3 high torque geared motor. Also the areanut of some trees may not be strong enough to bear the weight of the climbing device, hence conventional climbing machine cannot be used for tree climbing applications [].


Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Arecanut trees attain a height of about feet.

Areca Nut Tree Climber And Sprayer :: Create the Future Design Contest

Specifications are given below; Volt: The remote control circuit and DPDT switch are shown in the figure 3 and figure 4 respectively. Guide way motors are rotated to the required position in order to spray pesticide to the crop.

Now the motors for controlling the nozzle attachment is switched ON with the help of remote, then these motors start to rotate. Line diagram to calculate Length of the links Figure 2. DC geared motors having reduction gears which ensures self-locking of the tyres and thus maintains the height. Under the guidance of Prof Abdul Kareem.

The specification of nozzle motor is listed below. In this study, considering all the above parameters, a safe, reliable and efficient climbing and spraying machine is designed and fabricated. Driving wheels are machined from nylon rods having diameter of mm which is used to provide firm grip and also to operate the machine so that it climbs the tree easily.

The nozzle is mounted on top of the guide way motors.