DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF BED FORMER IMPLEMENT POWERED BY HAND TRACTORS
PENGEMBANGAN DAN PENGUJIAN IMPLEMEN PEMBUAT GULUDAN DENGAN SUMBER DAYA TRAKTOR TANGAN
Soil tillage, like making raised beds, is time-consuming and labour-intensive if it is done without the help of mechanization. Therefore, this study aims to develop and test a bed former powered by a hand-tractor for upland. It was carried out in the experimental field (sandy clay loam texture) at a furrower depth of 15cm and 20cm with a tractor forward speed of 0.5m/s. The bed's former design results have dimensions of length, width, and height of 1200 x1000 x 820 mm. The performance test results showed an increase in tillage depth resulted in increased bed height, bed width, bed width, and slip. However, field capacity decreases with increasing tillage depth. The bed former's performance was found to be satisfactory in general.
Abstract in Indonesian