MECHANIZATION IN AGRICULTURE
There are described the types of tea bush pruning and working bodies of the pruning devices in the article. Due to the biological condition and agro-technical requirements of the tea bushes, there are carried out five different types of pruning action in the tea plantations. Therefore it is necessary to discuss a different design pruning machines. The variability of the parameters of the cross-section of tea bushes on slope is analyzed, depending on the angle of slope inclination. Also the free line width , as well as the cross-section characteristic parameters of the tea bushes – , ℎ are established.
Different types of surface formation of tea bush are characterized, including flat and semi-cylindrical forms. Their comparative analysis has been conducted. In order to increase their durability and simplifying of the construction of tea pruning and harvesting machines it is recommended to form a flat surface of tea bushes. Accordingly, It is recommended to reconstruct the existing semi-cylindrical shaped tea plantations with flat formation of the bushes surface.