Brush Cutter: A Multipurpose Solution for Mechanised Agriculture
Keywords:Brush cutter, Multipurpose, Tool attachments, Vibration
Brush cutter is a small powered tool primarily developed for weeding and vegetation management. Being low cost, portable and easy to manoeuvre it is advantageous for small and marginal farmers. It is also suitable for fragmented land and hilly regions. Looking at the demand, gradually different attachments were developed for brush cutter. Presently a farmer can do maximum of the field operations using a brush cutter. The different activities performed like tillage, hole digging, weeding, spraying, pumping water, pruning, mowing, harvesting etc. are discussed in this article. Although brush cutter has several advantages research on reduction of vibration and its effect on human body are required for its wide adaptation.
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