Bendi has a rough posture. Due to this it causes a injury to to Finger and palm. MPKV Rahuri prepared a bhendi plucker
which helps to reduce time and labour. Cutting efficiency of bhendi plucker is 50 to 60 kg/day. Krishi vigyan Kendra
conducted a training and demonstrations.
The tool is ergonomically designed. The plucker consists of two arms hinged together, cutting blades joined to open ends
of arms and two rings joined to the arms. The blades are made of medium carbon steel or low alloy steel, hardened
and tempered to suitable hardness. Panicles are cut individually using this tool. The operator is spared of drudgery,
discomfort and itching to skin of his hands, which are associated with conventional method of manual plucking without
any aid. It fits in to the hand properly with the help of two rings, one over thumb and another over index finger. Force
to cut the pedicle is exerted by pressing these two fingers against each other. Pedicle is sheared between two straight blades,
one of which is notched for better grip.
Length (mm) : 140
Width (mm) : 95
Weight (kg) : 0.15
Capacity (kg/day) : 50
It is used for plucking of bhindi (ladies finger) from plant.