Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
(Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare)
North Eastern Region Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute
  Biswanath Chariali, Assam      Phone: 03715-222094
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Self-Propelled Reaper-cum-Binder

IIt consists of a frame, cutter bar, handles fitted with clutch and brakes, seat for the driver, two drive wheels, one wheel below the seat for steering, crop gathering unit and twine. The cutting unit of this type of reapers may be disc type or cutter bar type. After cutting, the crop is conveyed vertically to the binding mechanism where it is tied by the twine and released to the ground in the form of bundles. Self-propelled walking type models are available but these are not popular due to high cost of twine. Reaper binders are suitable for rice and wheat.

Make & Model : BCS
Type : Riding type
Manf./Supplier's Address : M/s BCS India Pvt. Ltd., Vill. Mangarh, PO. Kohara, Distt. Ludhiana – 141112
Year of Purchase : 2009
Cost (Rs.) : 2,50,000/-
Technical Specifications:
Dimensions (LW) : 360 cm x 185 cm
Weight of machine : 400 kg
Cutting device : Reciprocating Knife Bar
Cutting width : 1.22 m (4 feet)
Cutting height : 3 cm to 5 cm
Field capacity : 0.40 ha/h (1.0 h/acre)
Engine details:
Type : Single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled diesel engine
Make & Model : Lombardini, 3 LD 450/S
Starting pattern : Recoil starter
Power rating : 10 hp @ 3000 rpm
SFC : 272 g/kW.h
Fuel tank capacity : 4.0 Litres
Utility/Special Features:
  • Appropriate harvesting machine for small and medium farmers.
  • Operating cost ranging from Rs. 200 – Rs. 300 per acre.
  • Suited for harvesting paddy, wheat, fodder and similar crops having height 85 cm to 110 cm.
  • Provided with four forward & one reverse gear.
  • Harvesting and binding of grain crops can be done in single operation.
Attachments & Accessories:
  • Cage wheelsare available for harvesting in the water logged areas/fields.
  • Fodder harvester/Grass cutter can be attached for harvesting and windrowing of fodder crops/ grain crops.
  • Sprayer kit can also be attached.