Innovator : Ratnaram Dudhwal,
Company : Jai Kisan Krishi Yantra Laghu Udyog
Facing the problem of frequent wear and tear and maneuverability of commercial tractor-operated groundnut diggers, especially at the corners, the innovator modified the groundnut digger by adding a vibration pad/shock absorber spring and two pivoted wheels to its rear. In the conventional groundnut digger, the innovator has added a vibration pad/shock absorber spring and two pivoted wheels in the rear of the groundnut digger. It is claimed to reduce the load on the tractor’s three-point linkages and increase maneuverability due to wheels, reduction in breakages (mainly bearings) due to the vibration pad, the approach of the machine in corners, and easy driving on bunds and channels in the field.