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Economic and Environmental Performances of a New Double Wheel Rake

  • J. BacenettiEmail author
  • L. Bava
  • D. Lovarelli
  • A. Fusi
  • G. Repossi
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 67)

Abstract

This study presents the results of the development and testing of an innovative double-wheel rake which includes a double rotating unit that, thanks to an innovative design, aims to reduce the collection of stones and dust during the raking process. Field tests were carried out, mainly on alfalfa, comparing the Ra-Rake with different rakes (belt rake, rotary rake and comb rake). The economic and environmental performances were performed considering an increasing working area.

Keywords

Raking Life cycle assessment Hay Mechanization cost 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bacenetti
    • 1
    Email author
  • L. Bava
    • 2
  • D. Lovarelli
    • 1
  • A. Fusi
    • 1
  • G. Repossi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science and PolicyUniversità Degli Studi Di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural and Environmental ScienceUniversità Degli Studi Di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Repossi Macchine Agricole SrlCasorate Primo PVItaly

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