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1. (WO2001005217) HARVESTING EQUIPMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/005217    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2000/006883
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 20 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: A01B 73/04
A01D 41/14
A01D 43/08
A01D 65/00
Applicants: MASCHINENFABRIK BERNARD KRONE GMBH
KRONE, Bernard, E., H.
AHLER, Wilhelm
KELLER, Alfons
Inventors: KRONE, Bernard, E., H.
AHLER, Wilhelm
KELLER, Alfons
Title: HARVESTING EQUIPMENT
Abstract:
The invention concerns a harvesting equipment (1) used for harvesting corn or similar stalk plants (3). Said harvesting equipment (1) comprises at least an endless rotary conveyor (4; 5) for transporting the harvested plants (3), forming at the end part, a supply zone (30) wherein the plants (3) are conveyed towards an inlet (6) of a processing device, in particular a chopper. Said endless conveyor (4; 5) comprises at least a lower cutting plane (S), provided with cutting means (16) oriented outwards, and at least a retaining plane (H1; H2) for the stalks of the plants, provided with retaining means (17; 18), and located above said cutting plane (S). Said harvesting equipment is so designed that in the supply zone (30) is located at least a tangential horizontal knife (31), which, in operation, is parallel to the cutting means (16) passing beneath it.