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04-Automazione e Robotica

Horse drawn version of the CombCut selective mechanical weed cutter

Reference persons WALTER FRANCO

External reference persons Paul Schmit, SmP - Schaff mat Päerd asbl (www.schaffmatperd.org)
Jonas Carlsson - Just Common Sense (www.justcommonsense.eu)

Research Groups 04-Automazione e Robotica

Description This thesis consists of designing a horse drawn version of the CombCut (http://www.justcommonsense.eu/en/) selective mechanical weed cutter. The original implement, developed for grassland or crop maintenance on organic farms, is mounted in a tractor front 3-pt hitch and driven by the tractor hydraulics. For animal traction, a new ground driven mechanical transmission system, with high efficiency, has to be designed, matching the horse’s working speed and power.
The overall design of the implement, running on 4.00x36 pneumatic wheels, has to match the SmP three-wheel concept and must allow various height adjustments for adapting the cutting and brushing units to different operating conditions.

Required skills SolidWorks

Notes A complete cutting unit (see picture) could be supplied by SmP.

This thesis could be followed by a traineeship during the construction of the horse drawn version of the CombCut selective mechanical weed cutter in Luxembourg and field tests with measuring of the required draft effort in Luxembourg, Italy and Sweden.


Deadline 20/02/2020      PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA




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