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1. (WO2011163631) PLANTER WITH FOUR BAR LINKAGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2011/163631    International Application No.:    PCT/US2011/041895
Publication Date: Dec 29, 2011 International Filing Date: Jun 24, 2011
IPC: A01B 49/00
Applicants: KINZENBAW, Jon, E.
Inventors: KINZENBAW, Jon, E.
Title: PLANTER WITH FOUR BAR LINKAGE
Abstract:
An agricultural planter includes a frame and left and right wings pivotally attached to respective ends of the frame, all of which have a plurality of spaced row units. Each wing includes a forward bar pivotally coupled to the frame for forward folding for transport and an aft bar having row units attached thereto. Each aft bar is aligned parallel with and is pivotally coupled to its associated forward bar by at least one pair of first and second non-parallel coupling arms. A hydraulic cylinder coupled to the forward bar and to one of the pivoting arms raises the associated aft bar with row units above the soil to a first elevated position to facilitate turning the planter. Further extension of the hydraulic cylinder causes additional elevation, and substantial rotation of the aft bar and row unit combination to provide a low and narrow planter profile for transport and storage.