Sources Of Root Cutters

A.V.I. kooi Cutter

The 1H inch, cast-iron disc ol this hand-operated cutter is mounted on a 1 inch diameter shaft. Cutter teeth ;.re of a heavy-gauge stainless steel. The basic frame is made of oak, the hc'pper of alder or Western maple. The unit weighs approximately 75 pounds and measures 40 by 24 hy 36 inches.

American Village Institute

Kettle falls, WA 1)9141

The Al't Root Cutter

Hand-Powered Root Cutter, Series B

This unit is made of cast iron, lias a cutting cylinder measuring 200 by 380 millimeters, and has a Uywheel diameter of (ยก00 mill'.ncters tor a haml-powered operation. Weight: 100 kilograms.

Reman et Cie IIP. 14

59.W0 l.aiidmies, France

Hand-Operated Root Ctiwt*

Of Polish manufacture, this machine is hand operated and has an output of 300 kilograms per hour. At the base o'i the hopper are a pair of concave discs facing each other, each with 26 short, curved blades projecting from the surface. The crank is on a flywheel which helps rotate the cones at a slow, steady speed. The hopper can hold 22 kilograms of harvested roots, ii nd guide plates ensure that they are pressed by their own weight against the moving blades. As the discs are rotated, the blades gouge out short i'KlK iSMNt. 1 (JlII'Mt \ I

Polish Mand-Operuteil Root Culler l);ivid Scull
The Intermediate Technology Development Cimtip designed this pedil-powered cassava grinder for use ! in their work at /aria, Nigeria, London-based Inter-i mediate Technology Publications carries the plans.

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UmteiE Nations Division of Narcotic Dr tgs Palais Des Nations Geneva, Switzerland

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