Multi Function Equipment (AMF) is one of cane cultivation implements able to support five activities in maintaining ratoon crops. This equipment is composed by five main components namely disc coulter, ratoon plater, subtiller, and cover flow tool on a frame, which supporting a series of power transmission. The AMF is installed on the back of tractor at its three point hitch. In general, this equipment is moved by hydraulic energy of the tractor but two components i.e. ratoon plater and fertilizer aplicator are powered by pto.
The benefit of the AMF is achieving the standard of maintaining ratoon crops to obtain high sugarcane production. Using mechanization, the standard of maintaining ratoon crops needs 4-5 units of tractor and 4-5 units of equipment. Normally, one unit of the AMF to maintain ratoon crops uses only one unit of tractor. It means the AMF can save investment for equipment.
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