Abstract: Lift wheel structure for an implement includes four bar linkage having a curved lower link connected to the frame closely adjacent a first tool-carrying rank. A caster wheel is supported at the forward end of the linkage for castering in an accommodation area defined by the curved lower link. Plates are bolted to the sides of the lower link and extend along sides of an upper link to a connection with a lift cylinder directly above the upper link. The link and the cylinder closely overlie the frame to limit interference with other components mounted above the frame and to facilitate compact folding of implement sections. Loads, including cylinder lift loads, are transmitted primarily through the lower link. A protected transducer assembly is connected between the lower link and the frame to maximize and linearize transducer response in the depth control range.
April 17, 2000
Date of Patent:
June 11, 2002
Deere & Company
David Alan Payne, Brian Thomas Mosdal, Anthony Scott Royer, Paul David Parker, James Thomas Noonan
Abstract: A seed drill has rotatably mounted opener discs disposed in an acute angle with respect to the direction of travel and mounted on supports. A skid is mounted to each support at the outside surface of the disk at an angle with respect to the direction of travel. Each skid includes a trailing portion configured to have a sliding surface disposed above the depth of penetration of the disk in the ground and a leading portion bent upwardly in the direction of travel and having a recess in the side thereof facing the disk and which extends beyond the forwardmost portion of the disk in the direction of travel.
Abstract: Seed drill (FIG. 2) having share disks 10, and press wheels 27 which determine the depth of penetration of the disks. Runners 13 and disposed on the outer sides of the disks for enabling the soil particles or cohering pieces of soil lifted by the disks to fall back unturned into the seed furrows produced by the disks.
Abstract: At least one trailing scraper member freely swingable within a vertical plane is provided, which has a scraper blade and a scraper base disposed at an acute angle relative to the blade. The angle of adjustment of the scraper member relative to the snow surface over which the device travels is adjustable, so that the scraper member either removes snow from the snow surface or slides over same. Associated with the scraper member is a scooping device limited by side walls and by a shield which can be lifted or lowered, in order to collect the snow provided by the scraping member and to transport same to another location and discharge same on lifting of the shield.
Abstract: A device for protecting shellfish dredge chain bags, featuring arcuate strips of reinforced rubber attached to the bottom side of the bag to cushion and separate the bag from abrasive action against the ocean floor when it becomes weighted with rocks and shellfish. These arcuate strips are cut from used vehicle tires and are attached to the chain bag in a manner that protects the forward edge and corners of the strip and the attaching device from catching on the ocean floor while allowing the longer portion of the reinforced rubber strip to trail beneath the chain bag.
Abstract: A method for preparing and regenerating skiing courses wherein the snow is broken up, crumbled and deep-frozen in loosened condition and then a hard course covering is produced by fine levelling and smoothing.An apparatus for carrying out the method comprises a frame mounted on runners and carrying planing bodies which can be adjusted to one position to dig into and break up the snow and to a second position to level and smooth the top surface of the broken up snow.
Abstract: A structural orientation and protective apparatus is disclosed that is particularly useful in a tillage assembly for sod seeding purposes. The apparatus includes a pair of skids each of which is adjacent to a cutter wheel mounted on the tillage assembly for cutting a furrow in ground to be seeded, each skid including a ground engaging portion to determine the maximum depth of furrow cut by the cutter wheel. Each skid is mounted for pivotal motion about a horizontal axis at the forward end, with the forward end being inclined upwardly from the ground engaging portion. A vertical mounting plate on each skid has a bracket mounted therebetween at the rear portion to receive a vertical adjustment rod, one portion of which is connected to the frame of the apparatus for controlling the selected depth of furrow to be cut. A seed tube boot is fastened to the rear portion of the skid so that regardless of the selected depth of furrow cut, the tube remains in the same position relative to the ground.
January 15, 1976
Date of Patent:
October 4, 1977
Deere & Company
Henry William Brandt, Jr., Donald Thomas Sorlie
Abstract: A cultivator for conditioning the earth surface along row crops, the cultivator having a frame adapted for earth traversing movement along rows of such crops; scraper blade assemblies mounted on the frame for floating action; and earth surface engaging, blade depth control skis affixed on the assemblies and forwardly extended therefrom elevationally controlling the scraper blade assemblies in response to the earth traversed thereby.