Evaluation of wild rice stripping.

W. Chinsuwan, C. E. Schertz

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Abstract

A stripper testing unit was used to evaluate the stripping technique for reducing harvesting losses of wild rice. With a parallel orientation and tangential motion feeding arrangement stripping efficiencies of 88-95% were obtained depending on the stripping speed. The percentage of material-other-than-grain that was incorporated with the stripped grain was 12-25 With a perpendicular orientation and tangential motion feeding arrangement stripping efficiencies of 96-99% were obtained and were not affected by stripping speed. The percentage of material-other-than-grain was 7-31 ADDITIONAL ABSTRACT: A stripper testing unit was used to evaluate the stripping concept for wild rice (Zizania aquatica). The stripping of heads with potential stripper harvesters was simulated. The stripping efficiency was 88-95 with 12-25% of material other than grain broken down in the mechanism and incorporated with the grain.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions of the ASABE
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • harvesting, losses, rice, separation

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