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Development of Bio-hybrid Tractor for Farming Applications

  • Intakhab Khan
  • Vinayak A. ModiEmail author
  • Sohail Akhtar Khan
  • C. Kannan
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Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)

Abstract

Present times, the conventional fossil fuel-driven tractors are a major threat to the environment and normally associated with huge running cost which cannot be afforded by the farmers. This project aims at the development of a bio-hybrid tractor that runs on rider’s pedalling power coupled with electric motor power. In this tractor, the batteries used for the electric propulsion can be charged either using PV panels or the grid. In addition, a power-split device is mandatory feature of this tractor to provide necessary high torque for off-road applications. As the tractor is using greener energy sources, it has less carbon footprint. This type of tractors will provide a path for alternative way of farming and partial/complete replacement of conventional fossil fuel-driven vehicles in near future.

Keywords

Tractor Hybrid Solar Farming Sowing Harvesting Ploughing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia
  2. 2.School of Electrical EngineeringVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia

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