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Timothy R Pryor: Robot tractors. Diffracto, Larson and Taylor, November 13, 1984: US04482960 (177 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 (151 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 (39 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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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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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 (17 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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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 (14 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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Nicholas J Paul: Bale shredder. Kidd Farm Machinery, Trexler Bushnell Giangiorgi & Blackstone, December 13, 1988: US04790489 (13 worldwide citation)

A bale shredding device including a stationary platform above which is positioned a rotatable bale-receiving tube. An aperture in the platform exposes a rotor rotatable about an axis parallel to, and spaced from, the axis of rotation of the tub, and, the diameter of the rotor is substantially less t ...


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Katsumi Ueno: Hydraulic control circuit. Diesel KiKi, Nields & Lemack, January 21, 1992: US05081837 (12 worldwide citation)

A hydraulic control circuit adequate to control a main hydraulic actuator and auxiliary hydraulic actuators. The main actuator drives farm machinery mounted to an agricultural tractor or the like. The auxiliary actuators drive farm attachments independent of said farm machinery. At least two hydraul ...



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