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Simulation and experiment of yak dung pick up forklift

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2015 ASABE Annual International Meeting  152183139.(doi:10.13031/aim.20152183139)
Authors:   Chunxiao Gong, Guanghui Wang, Decheng Wang, Tengfei Li, Xiaoming Zhang
Keywords:   Agricultural machinery, Animal wastes, Biomass, Simulation, Experiment.

Abstract. Yak dung after being air-dried is a good fuel energy source in the Tibet Plateau. However, it is a hard work for women in this place to pick up yak dung by hand. In this paper, a yak dung pick up forklift was designed to enable women in the Tibet Plateau to use machinery to pick up yak dung instead of hand. A shovel was designed to pick up yak dung and crank-rocker mechanisms were designed to deliver the yak dung from shovel to storage case. The machine was performed in ADAMS / View to simulate for optimal condition. According to the result of simulation, a yak dung pick up forklift was manufactured and then tested in the Tibet Plateau. The test showed that the machine worked well and met the design requirements.

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