Vibration Reduction of Brush Cutter
Brush cutter powered by engine has been widely used on a daily basis for mowing of road shoulders and gardens. People who regularly operate brush cutter are at risk of developing Raynaoud’s disease due to large vibration. Such vibration disorder can be prevented by reducing the handle vibration by good use of structural modification. In this study we focused on rubber bushes which support the drive shaft in pipe to transmit the engine power to the cutting blade. First the dynamic characteristics of the brush cutter such as Operational Deflection Shape are grasped and then the hardness and the placement of rubber bushes are optimized to reduce the handle vibration effectively.
KeywordsBrush cutter Vibration reduction Rubber bush Structural modification Engine rotation
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