Evaluation of work quality of the green peas harvester Ploeger EPD 490

https://doi.org/10.17221/5/2012-RAECitation:Findura P., Turan J., Jobbágy J., Angelovič M., Ponjican O. (2013): Evaluation of work quality of the green peas harvester Ploeger EPD 490. Res. Agr. Eng., 59: 56-60.
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Machines for harvesting vegetable must reliably collect the given type of vegetables at various climatic conditions, and with adequate performance, quality and low losses. Machines for harvesting of green peas must be sufficiently reliable and handling must be simple. The criteria of their work are based on harvested product quality, and the size of losses incurred depends on the rate of release of pods from the plants and on the release of grains from pods. The size of loss of grain and pods in the field and grain damages in the storage tank is directly proportional to the appropriately selected operating mode of the machine. Resistance to the damage of grain can be partly affected by selecting varieties with appropriate physical and mechanical properties and by choosing appropriate operating speed of the collector of green peas. Experimental measurements were carried out in the cooperative farm Zemné, Slovak Republic, within a conventional tillage technology, which has suitable conditions for the cultivation of this commodity. The subject of research was green peas Ploeger EPD 490.  
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