Ground Supported Trailing Separator Patents (Class 171/78)
  • Patent number: 5351761
    Abstract: A farm tractor field stone collection implement is provided with a forward dragbox section having open forward and aft ends, a perforated bottom, multiple spaced-apart teeth projected forwardly and downwardly from the section leading edge, and hitch points for coupling to a farm tractor implement hitch accessory, with an aft dragbox section having a forward open end aligned with the forward dragbox section open aft end, a perforated bottom, and an aft end from which collected field stone may be dumped, with a vibrator mounted on the forward dragbox section, and with fasteners joining the forward and aft dragbox sections in an articulated manner relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1994
    Inventor: Clyde E. Henthorn
  • Patent number: 4494611
    Abstract: An improvement is presented in an apparatus for processing soil for planting wherein a separator are provided for initially separating rocks and other large objects from soil prior to crushing thereof, the separator comprising a plurality of respectively upwardly and downwardly directed pins which cooperate in the removal of said rocks and other large objects from the soil. Also provided is a vertical rotatable power driven shaft centrally located in said apparatus wherein a plurality of radially extending arms are fixed thereto and are rotatable with the shaft. Some of said separating pins are fixed to the arms and some cooperating separating pins are fixed to a disc plate also mounted about said power driven shaft. A rotating plurality of discs crush said soil to reduce large particles and destroy weed seeds, insects, and larvae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Inventor: Guillermo D. Alvarez