Operational performance of portable mechanical coffee harvesters in different conditions of coffee planting
Barbosa, J.A.; Salvador, N.; Silva, F.M. da
Revista Brasileira de Engenharia Agricola e Ambiental 9(1): 129-132
In coffee production, harvesting is considered the most complex operation because of its great influence on the cost, therefore, mechanization of the operation may have significant effect on the reduction of the final cost of a bag of harvested coffee. The objective of this research was to evaluate the operational performance of portable coffee harvesting machines and to evaluate the operational cost of the semi-mechanized harvest system compared to manual harvesting.