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Hill land mechanization in Puerto Rico

by Ravalo, E.J; Goyal, M.R; Negron, F.R.R.
Publisher: 1986ISSN: 0084-5841.Subject(s): COFFEA ARABICA | TIERRAS CULTIVABLES | MECANIZACION | PUERTO RICO | COFFEA ARABICA | MECHANIZATION | PUERTO RICO | COFFEA ARABICA | MECANISATION | PORTO RICO In: Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa and Latin America (Japón) v, 17(1) p. 59-62Summary: Problems associated with hill land farming along with alternate solutions are discussed. Results of hill land mechanization research (1974-1984) in Puerto Rico are presented. Machinery suitable for hill-land farming was tested, viz. several mechanical diggers for harvesting cocoyams, a mechanical shaker for harvesting coffee, 2 hole diggers for planting fruit trees, bananas and plantains, a tilting transport cart capable of operating in wet conditions, as well as walking tillers (5, 8 and 13 hp). In particular, the 13-hp Yanmar TC 11 diesel walking type tractor, equiped with a 75 cm rotary tiller, front mounted mower and furrowing attachments, showed great promise for the small hill-land farmer. (ATA 11(7):55369. 1986)
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Problems associated with hill land farming along with alternate solutions are discussed. Results of hill land mechanization research (1974-1984) in Puerto Rico are presented. Machinery suitable for hill-land farming was tested, viz. several mechanical diggers for harvesting cocoyams, a mechanical shaker for harvesting coffee, 2 hole diggers for planting fruit trees, bananas and plantains, a tilting transport cart capable of operating in wet conditions, as well as walking tillers (5, 8 and 13 hp). In particular, the 13-hp Yanmar TC 11 diesel walking type tractor, equiped with a 75 cm rotary tiller, front mounted mower and furrowing attachments, showed great promise for the small hill-land farmer. (ATA 11(7):55369. 1986)

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