04224867 is referenced by 35 patents and cites 4 patents.

In the event that crop material is loaded into the baling chamber more heavily in one portion than another, the forming belt at the area of insufficient volume will become slackened relative to the remaining belts. Such slack condition is sensed by the monitor, and a signal device such as a light, buzzer or bell is actuated to indicate to the operator that additional crop material is needed in the deficient portion of the chamber so as to prevent the bale from becoming improperly shaped. The operator can thereupon take steps to assure that material is loaded in such a way as to make up for the deficiency.

Title
Crop loading monitor for rotary balers
Application Number
6/22445
Publication Number
4224867
Application Date
March 21, 1979
Publication Date
September 30, 1980
Inventor
Rex O Weigand
Newton
KS, US
Melvin V Gaeddert
Newton
KS, US
Agent
Schmidt Johnson Hovey & Williams
Assignee
Hesston Corporation
KS, US
IPC
B30B 15/00
A01D 39/00
B30B 5/06
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