Conventionally, farmers are used to separate the pods through thresher or by hand pounding. Small farmers can not afford the thresher and normally they hired it during the season Timely availability of thresher during the peak season and availability of labor is a problem for farmers.
Mr. Gopalbhai Surtia a farmer from Katholi village in Baroda district of Gujarat has invented a manually operated simple but very useful solution. It consists of two hollow iron pipes secured on main shaft fitted on either sides of the iron cot. Both the shafts are connected with each other through the linkage. A push-pull type handle is provided to operate the beating unit. When the handle is pushed or pulled, a beating action is achieved which is used to thresh the pulses put on the iron cot. Thus, the threshing is achieved by beating action. Due to this beating action the pulses are separate and collected at bottom through sieve. This thresher is useful for threshing pigeon pea, black gram, green gram, etc. Also it can be used for threshing soybean.