Pedal Powered Land Plowing Machine

DOI : 10.17577/IJERTCONV7IS06078

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  • Authors : R. Selvendran, Dany. G, Fredrick Ritchie. E, Gladson Jijo. J
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Pedal Powered Land Plowing Machine

  1. Selvendran. M. E., (Ph.D) Associate Professor

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hindusthan Institute of Technology.

    Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.

    Dany. G, Fredrick Ritchie. E, Gladson Jijo. J UG Scholar

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hindusthan Institute of Technology.

    Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.

    Abstract Tractors are costly for smaller cultivation lands and it is making pollution. A plowing machine which is powered by pedal (man powered) can be a better alternative for plowing smaller lands efficiently. Because of using pedal powered land plowing machine there is no need for getting a tractor and driver for hire, so it could be effective way of plowing smaller lands. It is hoped that this pedal powered land plowing machine could be a better alternative of plowing cultivation lands for small lands.

    Keywordstractors, plowing, small lands, costly, pedal powered plowing, cheaper (key words)


      A tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or plowing lands or machinery used in agriculture or construction.

      Using tractor is an effective way of preparing lands for cultivation of larger lands but it is not as efficient as larger lands for small lands (5 to 10 cents) because tractors costs much for smaller lands.

      By using pedal powered land plowing machine for small level or habitual farmer it makes them to easily use it in the side of cost.

      Ease of Use.


      The pedal powered land plowing machine can overcomes small level and habitual farmer needs. The first and foremost problem identified is that the higher cast required and unavailability of tractors for plowing operation. This machine helps to reduce the cost consumption.


      • Bearing

      • Shaft

      • Sprocket

      • Roller chain

      • Frame

      • Pedal

      • Plow/Plough

      • Toothed wheel


      Width -762mm Breadth -1067mm SHAFT

      Diameter-30mm Length 915 mm BEARING

      Inner Diameter 30 mm Outer Diameter 55 mm DRIVEN SPROCKET

      Number of teeth= 44 Diameter =180 mm DRIVER SPROCKET

      Number of teeth= 13 Diameter =60 mm

    5. WORKING

      The pedal powered land plowing machine is taken to the cultivation land to be plowed. The plow is pressed in the land to initiate the plowing process. Then the rider gets on the plowing machine and starts to ride the machine by pedaling as done in bicycles.

      When the rider rides the machine, the machine tends to forward but the plow is pressed inside the land so it could be hard to pull the plow, the toothed plow will make enough grip for the forward motion. When the machine moves forward the land is turning up the earth of (an area of land) with a plough/plow, especially before sowing.

      So the land I ready to sowing process that is the land is plowed.


      • Steps involved in making the Pedal Powered Land Plowing Machine are described below

      • Purchasing of shaft

      • Purchasing of bearing

      • Purchasing of square bar

      • Purchasing of sprocket

      • Purchasing of chain

      • Fabrication of plow

      • Fabrication of frame

      • Lathe operation for required level of shaft

      • Assembly process


      • Simple construction.

      • We can easily handle the machine.

      • Available in affordable price.

      • Can be used to plow small sized cultivation lands.


Pedal powered land plowing machine can be used for the purpose of plowing of small cultivation lands.


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LENGTH=762mm HEIGHT=595 mm WIDTH=1067mm




Pedal powered land plowing machine can be used for the purpose of plowing of small cultivation lands.


At the outset we express our gratitude to the almighty that has been with us during each and every step that we have taken towards the completion of this project.

Our heartiest thanks to our honourable Chairman

Shri.T.S.R.KHANNAIYAN, for having provided us with all necessary infrastructure and other facilities

.Our specialthanks to our Trustee SMT.SARASUWATHI KHANNAIYAN and our secretary SMT. PRIYA SATISH PRABU for extensive support to successfully carryout this project.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to our Principal Dr.C.Natarajan for forwarding us to do our project and offering adequate duration in completing our project.

We also extend our sincere gratitude to Professor Dr. S.R.RAJA BALAYANAN, M.Tech., Ph.D., head of the Department, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hindusthan Institute of Technology for extending all possible help for this work.

We sincerely thank to our guide Prof. R. SELVENDRAN, M.E.,(Ph.D.) Department of Mechanical Engineering for his valuable guidance in making this project a grand success.

We extend our heartfelt salutations to our beloved parents and the friends who has always been an integral part in helping to our success of this project.


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