Abstract: A skid plate for use with a combine harvester head unit moving in a direction of travel. The skid plate includes a body, and a contact surface at least partially defined by the body, the contact surface including a leading edge facing the direction of travel and a trailing edge opposite the leading edge, where the contact surface at least partially defines a groove, where the groove defines a groove width, and where the groove width varies as the groove extends away from the leading edge.
October 15, 2018
Date of Patent:
March 16, 2021
DEERE & COMPANY
Shreyas Modak, Mark Schuler, Adam L. Heeren, Sai K. Nandigam