AGRICULTURAL MECHANIZATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Institute of Agricultural Engineering College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology University of the Philippines Los Baños College, Laguna, Philippines HAND JABBER For more information, contact: The Program Manager Agricultural Mechanization Development Program Institute of Agricultural Engineering College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology University of the Philippines Los Baños College, 4031 Laguna, Philippines Tel. No. (049)536-2686, Telefax No: (049)536-3606 Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Website: http://iae.uplb.edu.ph/index.php/amdp FEATURES: Can be used to plant various upland crops (seeds) both in zero tillage and cultivated soil condition Simple design and constructed from locally available materials Minimal maintenance easy to use Needs little practice to be skillful in its operation Reduces drudgery compared to the traditional manual planting. and SPECIFICATIONS: Type: Hand-held jabber Field capacity: 0.25 ha/day Suitability: All types of corn seeds and other row crops Construction: All steel Dimensions: Height: 1000 mm Width: 190 mm Tube Diameter: 30 mm Weight: 1.3 kg Labor requirement: One person METHOD OF OPERATION: Make sure that the field to be planted is well prepared. It will be useful to attach a small seed sack to the waist of the operator to hold the seeds to be planted. Start the operation by pushing the jabber vertically into the soil. Actuate the soil opener by pulling the actuator vertically upward. Drop the one or two seeds into the seed tube. Pull the jabber out of the soil and proceed to the next hill.
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