Tined Crop-pickup Rake On Transverse Pivot Patents (Class 56/16.1)
  • Patent number: 10159223
    Abstract: A windrower machine having a pair of forward rotating augers mounted in parallel with one another in overlapping relationship with one another to work in conjunction with a blade and a backstop to form windrows to disrupt and reduce caked material to particulate in windrows as said machine is moved forwardly through a work area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Kelley Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Jason Morris, Charles Sumner, Bennie Branch
  • Patent number: 8001753
    Abstract: A raking attachment for a riding mower supports raking elements in a forward path of a cutting deck. The raking attachment includes a forward extending frame formed by longitudinal frame members positioned with first ends rigidly attached to a riding mower frame and with a second end forming attaching points at a fixed height off the ground. A transverse frame is pivotally attached to the forward extending frame by pivot posts. A rake assembly with at least one row of flexible rake tines disposed across the entire transverse width of the cutting deck is attached to the transverse frame and pivots therewith to contact the ground surface for raking. The rake tines can be raised to a non-raking position or the downward force of the rake tines against the ground surface can be varied by varying the pivot angle of the transverse frame over a range of pivot angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Carlos Franco
  • Publication number: 20110017480
    Abstract: A folding frame for an agricultural implement such as a wheel rake. The frame includes ground engaging wheels and two toolbars foldable for operation and for transport. The folding frame is provided flexibility to conform to uneven surfaces, yet stability against the torques and forces of operation. A slidable tongue provides folding action between the transport position and the operating position. A spacing between rear ends of the two toolbars may be altered hydraulically for wider or narrower windrows. A novel caster wheel provides support for the toolbars and is located so that the implement's transport position is narrower than the prior art's.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Kent L. Thompson, Michael R. Vaske, Rustin V. Bentzinger, Michael Kindley
  • Patent number: 7730704
    Abstract: An agricultural press has material receiver for picking up a swath of crop material from the ground and delivering it to the press chamber. A material hold-down device extends over the material receiver and is mounted for vertical movement relative to the material receiver. During normal operation the hold-down device moves over a first range of movement in response to changing swath thicknesses. If a material jam should nevertheless arise, the material hold-down device can be moved in total or in part, either mechanically or manually, over an second range of movement in addition to the first range of movement in order to be able to liberate the wedged material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Jean Viaud
  • Publication number: 20100005770
    Abstract: A silage pile defacer includes a frame having a rear end and a front end. A transverse beam carrying a plurality of downwardly projecting tines is coupled to the front end of the frame. A quick connect coupler is mounted to the rear end of the frame for mounting the defacer to a quick hitch coupler on the lift arm mechanism of a tractor. The tines are oriented at an angle relative to the frame, allowing the tines to be generally vertically oriented relative to the ground when the defacer is elevated above a silage pile. The tines of the defacer are configured to contact the silage pile and to skive off a face layer of the silage pile when the defacer is lowered to the ground by the tractor lift arm mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Fehr
  • Publication number: 20080307761
    Abstract: A silage pile defacer includes a frame having a rear end and a front end. A transverse beam carrying a plurality of downwardly projecting tines is coupled to the front end of the frame. A quick connect coupler is mounted to the rear end of the frame for mounting the defacer to a quick hitch coupler on the lift arm mechanism of a tractor. The tines are oriented at an acute angle relative to the frame, allowing the tines to be generally perpendicular to the ground when the defacer is elevated above a silage pile. The tines of the defacer skive off a face layer of the silage pile when the defacer is lowered to the ground by the tractor lift arm mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Gary Fehr
  • Publication number: 20070289280
    Abstract: A snap on paddle for effectively and quickly converting a fully intact, non-broken tine into a paddle such that, in use, an increased amount of crop is swept into a harvester combine. The snap on paddle includes a receptacle which is configured to engage the fully intact, non-broken tine. The receptacle consists of a generally open channel having a plurality of walls which contact different parts of the tine. A fin half is located proximate each side of the receptacle and tabs are provided for locking onto the bat of the tine. The paddle is configured such that the tine can be slipped in the receptacle and the tabs snap on the bat of the tine, thereby securing the paddle in place over the tine. As such, the paddle can be snapped onto a pickup tine without having to use any tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: HCC, INC.
    Inventor: Brandon J. Marquardt
  • Patent number: 6553748
    Abstract: A baler pick-up includes a pair of support wheels, each of which is connected to the pick-up by a mounting arrangement permitting the wheel to be selectively moved from a working position outboard of the pick-up to an inboard, elevated transport or non-working position. Each mounting arrangement comprises a holder fixed to the pick-up and including a transverse pipe and a projection formed from a plate and spaced outwardly from and end of the pipe. The arrangement further comprises a wheel mounting bracket including a cylindrical tube pivotally and slidably received in the pipe and in a hole provided in the projection, the tube carrying a ring captured between the end of the pipe and the projection and containing a throughbore aligned with one of a pair of crossbores provided in the tube and receiving a linchpin bolt for retaining the wheel mounting bracket so as to dispose the wheel in a selected one of its positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Etienne Josset, Frederic Paillet, Raymond Uros
  • Publication number: 20010052226
    Abstract: An agricultural implement includes a main body which includes the primary components for harvesting and processing crop material and to which peripheral components are attached along respective interfaces which are within or at dimensions corresponding the maximum allowable legal dimension of the implement for transport over public roads. The peripheral components may be hinged or removed at the interfaces so as to narrow the implement either for transport with its length transverse to the direction of travel or for endwise transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Applicant: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Jean Delmas, David Demesmay
  • Patent number: 6263649
    Abstract: The leaf gathering and compressing machine has an main frame supported on wheels and adapted to be attached to the drawbar of a tractor. A subframe is pivotally attached to the main frame. A leaf pickup assembly is mounted on the front of the subframe. A leaf feeder assembly with a plurality of augers journaled on the subframe receives leaves from the leaf pickup assembly and conveys the leaves to the rear. A compression auger in an auger housing, mounted on the subframe, receives leaves from the feeder assembly, compresses the leaves and conveys the leaves to the rear. The auger housing has a minimum diameter that is at least two inches larger than the compression auger diameter in a generally vertical transverse plane. A holding container mounted on the main frame communicates with a compression auger discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventors: Thomas R. Gross, Earl R. Smith