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IRRI type 2-wheel Tractor
with trailer





Application Potential Rural transport as part of a complete package including a maize sheller powered by the tractor engine and a mouldboard plow for soil tillage. It can also provide power to an irrigation pump.
Capacity Carries 5-8 bags (60 kg/bag) of cob maize and two passengers or 500 kg of bagged shelled maize.
Target client Small- and medium scale commercial farmers
Advantage Push and pull type,
Easy loading and unloading,
Lightweight and balance load for easy manuever,
Carrying bucket can hold water
Disadvantage Is not recommended for highway transport
High investment cost
Repair and Maintenance Regular engine check-up and greasing of bolts and shafts.
Estimated cost Tractor with 5.5 hp Petrol engine: US$ 1500
Trailer alone: US$ 400
Mouldboard plow: US$ 165
Market potential / Status Several units have been built and sold by a local workshop in Kamapala and demonstrated throughout the country. Mid 2000 the equipment was demonstrated and tested with wheat growers at Mount Elgon (Kapchorwa district) to assist them with harvesting and treshing activities
Information provided by: Post-Harvest Handling & Storage Project (PHHS)
Manufactured by: JBT Engineering, Mr. Baljit Singh,
Makere Road, P.O. Box 11091, Kampala,
Phone: (256)-77- 502709/532861

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