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Timothy R Pryor: Robot tractors. Diffracto, Larson and Taylor, November 13, 1984: US04482960 (185 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an electro-optical and microcomputer based method and apparatus for automatically guiding tractors and other farm machinery for the purpose of automatic crop planting, tending and harvesting. Also disclosed are means for automatic picking, excavating and other off-road uses in relativel ...


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Timothy R Pryor: Robot tractors. Diffracto, Larson and Taylor, September 6, 1988: US04769700 (160 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an electro-optical and microcomputer based method and apparatus for automatically guiding tractors and other farm machinery for the purpose of automatic crop planting, tending and harvesting. A target is preferably located at one boundary of the field which serves as a reference. The po ...


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Howard B Johnson: Automatic header adjustment for harvesters. Johnson Farm Machinery Co, Townsend and Townsend, February 27, 1979: US04141200 (44 worldwide citation)

A vine crop, e.g. tomato harvester is disclosed which has a crop processing mechanism that is movable through a field and a rearwardly and upwardly inclined elevator or header that is pivotally connected to a forward end of the processing mechanism. A leading edge of the elevator is proximate the gr ...


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William E Turold, Marvin O Cufaude, Frank A Diaz, Robert A Hanson: Fresh market tomato harvester. Johnson Farm Machinery Co, Townsend and Townsend, April 21, 1981: US04262477 (28 worldwide citation)

A fresh market tomato harvester comprises a leading knife for severing tomato plants, an inclined ascending conveyor for transporting the cut plants upwardly onto the harvester, a shaker bed for removing the tomatoes from the vines, transverse cross conveyors for receiving the tomatoes after they ha ...


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Robert G Husome, Ron J Fleming, Ron E Swanson: Color sorting system. Johnson Farm Machinery Co, Acurex Corporation, Townsend and Townsend, December 26, 1978: US04131540 (28 worldwide citation)

A tomato sorter is described for removing culls, e.g. green tomatoes from the good, red tomatoes. An image of each tomato passing the station is formed on a light diffusing plate. Diffused light from the plate is divided into first and second light beams from which all but the red and the green ligh ...


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Dale J Dierks, Patrick A Geraets: Adjustable width trailer. Dakota Manufacturing Company, Dennis L Thomte, Thomte Patent Law Office, March 4, 2014: US08662525 (23 worldwide citation)

An adjustable width trailer is disclosed which is capable of hauling large machines, farm machinery, or the like. The trailer includes one or more pull-out extender assemblies mounted on the frame of the trailer. Each of the pull-out extender assemblies includes a plurality of horizontally disposed ...


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Peter J Dix, Bingcheng Ni, Kousha Moaveninejad: Method and apparatus for creating curved swath patterns for farm machinery. CNH America, Patrick M Sheldrake, John William Stader, Michael G Harms, March 30, 2010: US07689356 (21 worldwide citation)

A method for defining, using, and adjusting curved swath patterns and a swath generation apparatus implementing said method for use in an automated vehicle guidance system.


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LeRoy C Olson: Trailer for farm machinery. Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt, December 20, 1977: US04063745 (19 worldwide citation)

A trailer construction in which the trailer bed is articulated into a plurality of sections for relative pivotal movement about one or more transverse horizontal axes, and which includes means for temporarily lowering the bed of the trailer to rest directly on the ground, for unimpeded loading by mo ...


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Taylor Kenneth Frederick, Gent Anthony: Disc harrow. Knight Farm Machinery, Knight Brian George, Knight Ronald George, Taylor Kenneth Frederick, Gent Anthony, July 19, 2000: GB2345627-A (15 worldwide citation)

A disc harrow having a frame supporting first and second (leading 3 and trailing 4) rows of soil cultivating discs in mutually opposed orientation and with each row divided into mutually opposed halves, characterised by an additional opposed pair of discs 6 disposed at or adjacent to the centre line ...


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Jason R Kirsch: Quick change mounted packer system. F P Bourgault Industries Cultivator Division, Fisher Christen & Sabol, July 11, 1995: US05431232 (13 worldwide citation)

A cultivator is equipped with detachable harrows or detachable packers. When the cultivator is used for direct seeding, narrow openers cut through the earth, and seed pneumatically transported from an air seeder, is placed immediately behind the openers. Thereafter a series of packers, mounted to th ...