Smooth Levelling Roller Patents (Class 172/150)
  • Publication number: 20150101834
    Abstract: An apparatus for soil preparation where residual crop matter is present in the field comprising a machine having a set of discs followed by a plurality of harrow modules, the harrow module utilizing a plurality of groups of tines arranged on a longitudinal axis for rotation around the center of a shaft designed for ground working and a spring in the center of the longitudinal shaft is designed to keep constant tension on the tines for minimal wear while biased toward the soil by a pivot mechanism is designed to reduce bounce.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Raymond Way
  • Publication number: 20140216771
    Abstract: An agricultural row unit assembly includes an attachment frame configured for attachment to a tow bar that is movable in a direction of travel. A proximal end of a swing-arm is coupled to the attachment frame, and an opener disk is mounted to and offset from a distal end of the swing-arm for forming a furrow. The opener disk is configured to rotate about a first axis relative to the direction of travel. A deflecting disk is mounted to the distal end for deflecting debris from entering the furrow, and is mounted between the distal end of the swing-arm and the opener disk. The deflecting disk is configured to rotate about a second axis, which is different than the first axis, relative to the direction of travel. A closing wheel is coupled to the attachment frame for closing the furrow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Dawn Equipment Company
    Inventor: Joseph D. Bassett
  • Patent number: 8727033
    Abstract: An apparatus for reducing the stresses placed on a cantilevered component mounted to a rigid frame includes cushioned bushings coupling the cantilevered component to a rigid frame. As the cantilevered component is loaded due to bending moments, the cushioned bushings flex and cushion the cantilevered component. The cantilevered component is retained within the bushing using hardware that allows the cantilevered component to float as needed to further reduce stresses and strains thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Michael G. Kovach, Timothy Olson, Troy L. Cooper, Marvin Kuebler, Scott Lang, Klint Peterson, Ricky Gerber
  • Publication number: 20130118392
    Abstract: A double shoot coulter assembly for an agricultural implement includes a packer wheel. The packer wheel is disposed behind a soil engaging blade. The packer wheel is configured to press soil displaced by the soil engaging blade into trenches formed by the soil engaging blade and a disc blade. A centerline of the packer wheel extends adjacent to a soil displacing side of the soil engaging blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: CNH Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Stuart Naylor, Robin Bruno Schilling
  • Publication number: 20110203817
    Abstract: A trail grooming device connectable to a towing vehicle so that the towing vehicle can pull the device over a surface includes a connection assembly that connects the device to the vehicle; a cutting bed to cut, level and process the surface and with a front portion connected to the connection assembly; a suspension system coupled to the cutting bed to raise or lower the cutting bed; a rear assembly connected to a rear portion of the cutting bed; and a roller connected to the rear assembly to compact the surface after the cutting bed has cut, leveled and processed the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Todd Hanson
  • Patent number: 7975775
    Abstract: An apparatus assists in clearing furrows in a plowed field. A plurality of furrow assist members line up with a plurality of plowshares on a furrow roller which is towed around a field. The furrow roller may have one or more cylindrical rollers that may include extension rollers that are foldable for storage. Plowshares are moveably attached to rigid beams and positioned to engage the ground and dig irrigation furrows. The cylindrical rollers smooth and compact seed beds in a uniform manner. Furrow assist members, in accordance with embodiments, are selectively deployed and positioned to be substantially in line with the plowshares to clear and distribute any soil or other materials that may be in the furrows following the passage of the cylindrical rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Pitonyak Machinery Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Edward Pitonyak
  • Patent number: 7621341
    Abstract: An apparatus assists in clearing furrows in a plowed field. A plurality of furrow assist members line up with a plurality of plowshares on a furrow roller which is towed around a field. The furrow roller may have one or more cylindrical rollers that may include extension rollers that are foldable for storage. Plowshares are moveably attached to rigid beams and positioned to engage the ground and dig irrigation furrows. The cylindrical rollers smooth and compact seed beds in a uniform manner. Furrow assist members, in accordance with embodiments, are selectively deployed and positioned to be substantially in line with the plowshares to clear and distribute any soil or other materials that may be in the furrows following the passage of the cylindrical rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Pitonyak Machinery Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Edward Pitonyak
  • Publication number: 20090236107
    Abstract: A multipurpose rear grooming assembly for a lawn and garden vehicle, and more specifically, to a rear grooming assembly capable of use as a spike aerator, a plug aerator, a dethatcher, or even a roller where the grooming assembly also serves as storage for two or more implements. The grooming assembly includes a universal frame with implements when in the operating position and to accommodate more than one of the plurality of lawn-grooming implements, much like a protective rack, when the universal frame is oriented vertically in a storage configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald Joe Hickenbottom
  • Patent number: 6712155
    Abstract: Carriage (10) attachable to a prime mover (41) for travel over turf or grass wherein the carriage (10) has idler rollers (12, 13 and 14) and a ground aeration mechanism in the form of a support axle (15) having a plurality of slicer blades (16) attached thereto. There is also provided a housing (11) having a hollow interior (33) which houses rollers (12, 13 and 14) and ground aeration mechanism (15 and 16). In use, when carriage (10) travels over turf or grass, both rollers (12, 13 and 14) and the ground aeration mechanism (15 and 16) operate simultaneously to not only roll the grass but also slice it for the purpose of facilitating moisture penetration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Forestfield Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Raymond Jeffrey Dufty
  • Patent number: 5988294
    Abstract: A cultivator for towing by an ATV comprises a cultivator frame including a plurality of horizontal parallel tool bars and a pair of side rails interconnecting the tool bars to hold the tool bars at right angels to a direction of forward movement of the frame. The middle tool bar is of a length to extend only between the rails. The front tool bar is of intermediate length and extends beyond the rails to leave free ends. The rear tool bar is longest. Each tool bar carries a plurality of S-tines. A pair of ground wheels is mounted on a cross-shaft of the frame at the front tool bar for pivotal movement relative to the frame and including an actuation lever operable by an electric actuator for raising a height of the frame relative to the ground. A hitch pole is connected to the frame by a pair of collars under the front tool bar and the middle tool bar and extends forwardly therefrom to a hitch connection for connecting to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1999
    Inventor: Darin Hubscher
  • Patent number: 5622227
    Abstract: A farm implement has a rigid frame from which is supported a mechanism for breaking and loosening compacted soil. A first plurality of S-tines are supported by the frame and disposed behind the breaking and loosening mechanism. Each S-tine has a sweep disposed on a lower end thereof. A reel is supported by the frame and disposed behind the first plurality of S-tines. The reel has a plurality of blades for chopping debris and breaking soil clods. A second plurality of S-tines are supported by the frame and disposed in offset rows behind the reel. Each S-tine has a sweep disposed on a lower end thereof. A roller mechanism is rotatably supported by the frame and disposed behind the second plurality of S-tines. The roller mechanism mixes and blends the soil with a rolling action. A finished roller breaks down remaining dirt clods and seals moisture in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1997
    Inventor: Kevin G. McDonald
  • Patent number: 4836295
    Abstract: An apparatus for leveling and conditioning baseball infields and the like includes a scarifier, pulverizer, drag, and roller, all mounted on a common frame. The frame and at least some of the implements may be adjusted to adjust or disable the scarifier, pulverizer, and drag individually. The apparatus may be pulled by a small garden tractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Inventor: Rodger E. Estes
  • Patent number: 4409912
    Abstract: A cultivating implement include a soil working tool having an elongate substantially planar blade. The blade extends sidewardly and downwardly at an acute angle to the vertical so that its plane is substantially parallel to the direction of movement through the soil and so that soil is lifted without inversion over the blade during passage through the soil. A movable extension is mounted to the blade trailing edge and is adjustable between first and second rigid positions to adjust the lifting action on the soil and thus adapt it to a wide variety of soil types and moisture conditions. At the lower end of the blade is a shoe member with an upwardly and rearwardly inclined upper surface at a leading end thereof, and an upright and rearwardly extending side surface substantially parallel to the direction of travel to provide a bearing surface for resisting lateral forces on the tool due to lifting action of the blade. The shoe member imparts lateral stability and factilitates penetration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1983
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC
    Inventors: Amy M. E. Koronka, Paul Koronka
  • Patent number: 4374546
    Abstract: A conditioning apparatus is provided for working of an upper surface layer of a dirt race track to form a cushion of loosened and uncompacted earth particles. The apparatus includes a rigid structural frame mounted on a single elongated supporting roller extending substantially the entire width of the apparatus. A plurality of transversely extending beams are fixedly secured to the frame and each carries a plurality of vertically extending earth working tines. The frame is vertically adjustable on the roller to a selected elevation and a leveling mechanism is interconnected between the frame and a towing bar to enable pivoting of the frame about the single roller to a horizontal plane when the towing bar is connected to a towing vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1983
    Assignee: Larcom & Mitchell Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles E. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 4163329
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus is a machine of the type for connection to a snow skiing course maintenance tractor. It has freely-rolling rollers for compacting the snow and a plurality of scrapers arranged side by side. The scrapers are pivoted vertically about an axis which is adjustable in height. The scrapers are arranged in front of the rollers.Also disclosed is such a machine with combinations of scrapers and rollers arranged on side by side sub-frames which are connected together by a linkage. When one of the sub-frames is tilted in one direction, the other sub-frame is caused by the linkage to tip in the opposite direction. Means are disclosed for utilizing only one of the sub-frames alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1979
    Inventor: Josef Neff
  • Patent number: 4042038
    Abstract: A rotary harrow has a ground engaging supporting member mounted in front of soil working members. The supporting member can be an elongated cylinder that is rotatable or a non rotatable generally cylindrical member that has its largest cross section dimension extending generally parallel to the normal direction of travel. The supporting member can be secured to a frame portion with arms that hold the member close to the soil working member connections with the frame portion. The supporting member can be pivoted or moved within limits responsive to ground irregularities and affords protection to tine connections and associated parts from stones and the like due to its close proximity to these elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1977
    Inventor: Cornelis van der Lely
  • Patent number: 4021942
    Abstract: Apparatus for towing behind a tow vehicle to handle and condition snow on ski slopes, including a ripper assembly having teeth for ripping the surface of the snow, a scraper assembly for scraping the surface of the snow and to redeposit quantities of accumulated snow in low areas, a roller assembly for compacting loose snow and a drag assembly for dragging the surface of conditioned snow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1977
    Inventor: Floyd E. Purdy