Kuhn North America, Inc.
|Kuhn North America, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20160044868||MERGER AND PICK-UP HEADER FOR A MERGER - A merger apparatus including a pick-up header; a conveyor with a conveyor belt; a skid shoe disposed below the pick-up header and the conveyor; and an operative connection between the pick-up header and the skid shoe that enables the merger apparatus to articulate independently of an external frame underneath the conveyor, such that loose material transported by the conveyor belt that lags beneath the return side may fall to the ground keeping the return side of the conveyor belt free from obstructions.||02-18-2016|
|20150272004||PICK-UP HEAD INCLUDING AN ANTI-WRAPPING DEVICE - A pick-up head may be provided with an anti-wrapping device to prevent materials from wrapping around the pick-up head. The pick-up head may include a plurality of tine bars for carrying a plurality of pick-up teeth. The tine bars may be rotatably supported by a drive shaft and the drive shaft may be secured to end plates of the pick-up head. The anti-wrapping device may be attached to an end of the tine bars to fill in gaps between the tine bars and to create a surface rotatable with the tine bars that is less susceptible to wrapping.||10-01-2015|
|20150250092||MATERIAL SPREADER - A discharge device includes a plurality of material conveying components, an adjustable shear ledge, and an adjustable shroud to convey materials from a container of a material spreader out onto an open area. The adjustable shear ledge includes at least one longitudinal mounting member such that the adjustable shear ledge may be translated towards or away from the plurality of material conveying components to maintain a predetermined gap distance. The adjustable shroud may also be pivotably connected to the adjustable shear ledge such that the adjustable shroud can be pivoted towards or away from the plurality of material conveying components. The adjustable shear ledge and the adjustable shroud may be moved accordingly to maintain a preferred gap distance and to maintain concentricity with a swing of the material conveying components in order to reduce wear on components and promote spread performance of the material spreader.||09-10-2015|
|20150240934||CARTRIDGE DRIVE - A drive system includes a drive housing and one or more drivetrain cartridges. The one or more drivetrain cartridges enables better manufacturability by allowing drivetrain components to be installed together outside the housing and then installed as a unit together into the housing. Serviceability is improved by allowing one or more of the drivetrain cartridges to be removed individually from the housing for maintenance or repair. The housing may include mounting surfaces to securely engage the one or more drivetrain cartridges to the housing to prevent play. The housing may include a bottom or side panel with installation mounts to fasten the drivetrain cartridge or cartridges securely to the bottom or side panel of the housing.||08-27-2015|
|20140265198||BOGIE AXLE FOR A MACHINE - An agricultural machine is disclosed. The agricultural machine includes a frame including a first axle on a first side of the frame and a second axle on a second side of the frame; and a bogie axle pivotably mounted on each of the first and second axles of the frame. Each bogie axle includes a body with a front axle disposed at a front end of the body and a rear axle disposed at a rear end of the body. A front tire is mounted on the front axle of each bogie axle and a rear tire is mounted on the rear axle of each bogie axle. The front tire is a different size than the rear tire.||09-18-2014|
|20130263567||CARTED WHEEL RAKE WINDROW ADJUSTMENT APPARATUS - A rake includes a frame and at least one arm assembly attached to the frame via an arm member. The arm assembly includes a main beam coupled to the arm member. The main beam includes a first member pivotally attached to a second member, and the angle between the first and second members is adjustable. The arm assembly further includes a first rake wheel unit connected to the first member and a second rake wheel unit connected to the second member. The arm assembly attaches to the frame such that in a work position, the first and second rake wheel units are disposed substantially horizontally extended with respect to frame, and in a transport position, the first and second rake wheel units are disposed substantially vertically above the frame.||10-10-2013|
|20120130543||INDEPENDENT AUGER OPERATION - A control system for controlling augers that includes a data input unit and a processing unit. The processing unit receives data input from the data input unit and generates and distributes output signals that are derived from the data input. Each of the output signals includes a control setting for at least a first auger. The control setting includes a position for the first auger relative to a position of a second auger in order to gain greater control during a variety of processing stages.||05-24-2012|
|20120117935||ADJUSTABLE RAKE FOR FEED MATERIAL WITH MULTIPLE WIDTH ADJUSTMENT - An adjustable rake for raking agricultural products includes a wheeled cart configured to be pulled in a direction of travel on a surface of travel and first and second rake arm positioners coupled to the wheeled cart and configured to translate in a direction transverse to the direction of travel of the wheeled cart. First and second front rake arm assemblies are pivotably coupled to the first and second rake arm positioners, respectively. First and second inner rear supports are included, and each of the first and second inner rear supports is pivotably coupled to the wheeled cart and is configured to pivot as a result of translation of the first and second rake arm positioners in the direction transverse to the direction of travel of the wheeled cart. The rake may include optional splitter wheels.||05-17-2012|
|20120014208||ENHANCED REEL FOR AGRICULTURAL MIXER - A mixing apparatus includes a hopper, a reel, and at least one auger. The hopper defines first and second chambers. The first chamber is disposed adjacent to the second chamber. The reel is disposed within the first chamber. The reel includes first and second hubs configured to rotate and at least one connecting member connecting the first hub to the second hub. The at least one auger is disposed in the second chamber. The first and second hubs rotate about a common axis of rotation. No connecting member connects a center of the first hub to a center of the second hub along the axis of rotation. An attachment point between each connecting member and the first hub is circumferentially offset with respect to an attachment point between the same connecting member and the second hub.||01-19-2012|
|20090241503||MULTI-AXIS FLOATING MERGER SUSPENSION - A crop merging machine includes a trailer frame, a drawbar assembly coupled to an axle, and a header assembly including a frame and a wheel. The merging machine further includes a pick-up assembly coupled to the header frame and a cross-conveyor assembly coupled to the header frame adjacent to the pick-up assembly. The pick-up and cross-conveyor assemblies are configured to cooperate to lift crop materials off the field surface and move the crop materials laterally to discharge onto the field surface to form a windrow. The merging machine includes a suspension assembly disposed between the trailer frame and header assembly, the suspension assembly being coupled to the header assembly and trailer frame and configured to allow the header assembly to pivot, relative to the trailer frame, about a first axis of rotation and to pivot about a second, distinct axis of rotation to follow a contour of the field surface.||10-01-2009|
|20090238032||SEQUENTIAL START CLUTCH FOR A MATERIAL MIXING MACHINE - A mixer system includes a mixing chamber with a drive panel, open top, discharge opening in a side of the mixing chamber, and door configured to open and close the discharge opening. A first mixing auger is disposed inside the mixing chamber, and a first auger drive is disposed on another side of the drive panel and connected to the first auger through the drive panel and connected to a driveline. A second mixing auger is disposed inside the mixing chamber on the first side of the drive panel, and another auger drive is connected to the second auger through the drive panel. A clutch is connected between the second auger drive and the driveline and configured to mechanically connect and disconnect the second auger drive from the driveline based on an input. A method of sequentially starting different augers within a mixing chamber is provided.||09-24-2009|
Patent applications by Kuhn North America, Inc.