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ABSTRACT

The project entitled “Rice Transplanter” aimed to provide machinery for local

farmers to aid them in replanting rice seedlings.

The Rice Transplanter is pulled to rotate the main sprocket which is

connected to the wheel. Chains connect the smaller sprockets from the main sprocket.

This allows the four-bar linkage to start driving the seedlings in the soil.

The study was conducted to determine the significant difference between the Rice

Transplanter and the traditional manual rice transplanting in terms of: length of time the

seedlings are replanted in a row, the number of seedlings planted in a row, the depth of

seedlings when planted, and number of seedlings survived after transplanting.

The researchers also compared the production cost of the Rice Transplanter to the

average price of traditional manual transplanting.

Chi Square test was used to analyze the acceptability of the product in terms of

its: a) affordability, b) durability and c) safety.

T-test showed that: In rice field a) the performance of Rice Transplanter is

significantly slower than the Manual Planting, b) the rice seedling planted in a rice field

through the manual planting and with the use of the rice transplanter have comparable

number of seedlings planted though they differ in the planting methods used, c) the rice

seedlings planted in a rice field through the manual planting and with the use of the rice

transplanter have comparable depths planted though they differ in the planting methods

used. In an Improvised Rice Field a) the rice seedlings planted in an improvised rice field

through the manual planting and with the use of the rice transplanter have comparable

length of time in planting though they differ in the planting methods used, b) that the rice

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transplanter planted less rice seedlings compared to manual planting, c) that the rice

seedlings planted in an improvised rice field through the manual planting and with the

use of the rice transplanter have comparable depth though they differ in planting methods

used.

Chi square test showed that the Rice Transplanter is acceptable in terms of

affordability, durability and safety.

The result of the cost analysis showed that the Rice Transplanter is more

expensive than the Manual Labor.