Bullkey

Specialized Tractor for Replacement of Animal Power in Indian Farms

This project presents a novel tractor architecture to enable mechanization of bullock power in India. Existing tractors are inadequate substitutes for bullocks. Bullock's compact dimensions, high maneuverability, and low capital cost have allowed them to remain a popular choice for small and large farmers. These bullocks, however, are slow at covering ground, incompatible with modern precision tools, and have higher maintenance costs than tractors.

Sponsors

Mahindra & Mahindra Tractors
Tata Center for Technology and Design

Publications

Peer Reviewed Conference Articles

Proof-of-Concept Evaluation of a Low-Cost and Low-Weight Tractor for Small-Scale Farms [🔗 ]
Arelekatti, V. N. M., Björkdal, D., Graves, C., Wong, A., Mkrtchyan, A., & Winter, A., ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (2014)