Performance Study of an Oil Palm Mobile Bunch Catcher

Research Area: Volume 5,Issue 6, Nov. 2016 Year: 2016
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: Oil Palm Fresh Fruit Bunch, In field Collection, Topography, Mobile Bunch Catcher
Authors:
  • Azali Awaludin
  • Syed Salim Syed Ali
  • Abdul Halim Zainal Abidin
  • Rasidi Ismail
Journal: IJEIR Volume: 5
Number: 6 Pages: 384-388
Month: November
ISSN: 2277-5668
Abstract:
A case study to determine performance of Mobile Bunch Catcher (MBC) was done at FGV Plantations (M) Sdn Bhd. One period time was used for test this machine and area coverage about 32 hectare. Using 2 workers as driver and co-worker, MBC will be used to minimize loose fruits collector during harvesting process. A machine was tested at different topography where the area are flat area, mild undulating and heavy undulating. This machine also tested with 2 method of testing, simulation test and Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) production test within limitation of palm height from 3 meter to 5.5 meter. From result, FFB production was recorded from 1.3 to 2.4 ton/worker/day. From experiment also shows MBC can maximize labours productivity in oil palm plantation.

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