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1. (WO2002067656) HARVESTER WITH COOPERATING BRUSHES AND COMBS

Pub. No.:    WO/2002/067656    International Application No.:    PCT/US2002/002384
Publication Date: Sat Sep 07 01:59:59 CEST 2002 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2002
IPC: A01D 45/30
Applicants: ARBUCKLE, Lee
Inventors: ARBUCKLE, Lee
Title: HARVESTER WITH COOPERATING BRUSHES AND COMBS
Abstract:
A harvester includes a brush assembly (16) having a plurality of flexible, radial bristles (20) extending from a central axis (22) of t brush assembly. The brush assembly is adapted and constructed for rotation in a first direction. A comb assembly (18) having a plurality of axially extending combs (24) mounted in a position spaced radially from and parallel to a central axis (26) of the comb assembly is also provided. The comb assembly is adapted and constructed for rotation in a direction opposite to the direction of rotation of the brush assembly. A mounting assembly (11) secures the brush assembly and the comb assembly such that the bristles the brush assembly come into contact with the combs of the comb assembly when the brush assembly and the comb assembly are rotating. A method of harvesting of grass seeds while minimizing damage to the standing grass from which the seed is harvested is also disclosed.