Publication Date

Fall 12-15-2019

Document Type

Final Report

Embargo Date


Problem Statement

This paper attempts to provide a prototype of the improved greens harvester. Some inconveniences of the users, including not able to cut greens at a constant length, greens getting clogged in between the brush and the basket, and the need to empty the basket a lot of times. This paper describes problem understanding, concept generation, concept selection, concept embodiment, working prototype, and design refinement. Through these analyses and processes, an improved greens harvester solving the inconveniences is designed. The improved greens harvester has a higher greens harvester with wheels that makes using the harvester less troublesome. Band saw is stuck at front in between the wheels for cutting greens at a consistent length. Conveyor belt was used to aim for less clogging. The basket was made much bigger with cloth so that it does not have to be emptied often. A bike brake attached to the handle would trigger the driver, the motor, which is connected to the conveyor belt. The pulley on the other side of the conveyor belt rotates as well, and the pulley connected to it cross-linked rotates the brush in the other direction.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)