College - Author 1
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Department - Author 1
BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department
Degree Name - Author 1
BS in Agricultural Systems Management
This senior project encompassed the design and fabrication of a Mobile Agricultural Chemical Mixing System. The design parameters were provided by Mark McKean and McKean Farms from Riverdale, Ca. The project’s objective was to provide safer working conditions for operators by improving their working environment while increasing mixing efficiency. This mobile system will provide storage for materials, as well as, a diversified mixing system at the site of applications.
The major components of the project include two chemical mixers to mix materials, a 2-inch suction pump to supply water from non-powered sources, and a flatbed trailer to encompass the unit as a whole. Other components that were fabricated in addition to those purchased include: a platform to hold the mixers, pump, and their plumbing, as well as, cages for storing materials. After evaluating numerous structural designs and possible plumbing diagrams, the designs that provided the best mixing system for McKean Farms were selected and constructed.