Prototype, Performance Test and Simulation of Organic Fertilizer Disseminator Machine
This study is conducted to create a prototype of an organic fertilizer disseminator machine and perform the performance test to optimize the crop production by using SRI. The purpose of this prototype is to support the farmers’ incomes since it can optimize the crop production. Furthermore, the fertilization cost also can be suppressed. Additionally, the farmers’ welfares will be increased by reducing the production cost since the machine can replace the labours on cultivation phase.
The main components are standing frames, disseminator, speed reduction gear motor, mover and moved-pulley. The specifications are length, width and height by 240 cm, 124 cm and 110 cm, respectively. It finishes with 4 paths points of fertilization. The performance test shows that it releases noise level by 94.48 dB. The effective capacity is 90.137 hectares per hour. The engine power that is used is 7HP with 4 hours of durability. As well as the economic analysis, the main cost is Rp184.990,88 per hectare with BEP 72.7 per year. The B/C ratio is 1.34 and NPV is 7.139,779.
All in all, this research is expected to support the average crop production to 10 tons per hectare so that Indonesia will have its prosperous rice self-sufficiency.
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