Bicycle weeder is a multipurpose farm implement developed by using inexpensive bicycle components. The main part of the implement consists of the front portion of a bicycle, namely handle bar, front axle and the wheel. A steel fork is connected to the axle and other end carries different attachments. Separate attachments for weeding and tilling are attached to the working end using bolts and nuts. This helps in changing the attachments as needed. The load in digging out the soil has been kept to the minimum by providing appropriate profiles and curvature to the implements. Suitable slots are provided for attachments so that the distance between the blades can be adjustable to suit specific requirements.
Innovator: Gopal Malhari Bhise
Area: Engineering Sciences
Contact Address: Jalgaon
Funding agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India
National Mission: Skill India
Implementing institute: Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN), India
A person can weed one-acre land in five hours. The weeder is extremely easy to operate and is ideally suited to the needs of marginal farmers who can not afford to maintain bullocks. The tiller attachment enables the farmers to cultivate light and medium soil up to a depth of 3 cm.