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1. (WO2013173717) SOD ROLL LAYER COMPACTOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/173717    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/041596
Publication Date: Fri Nov 22 00:59:59 CET 2013 International Filing Date: Sat May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: A01B 45/04
Applicants: TREBRO HOLDING, INC.
Inventors: SAMMUT, Daniel
Title: SOD ROLL LAYER COMPACTOR
Abstract:
A sod harvester comprising a sod cutter assembly that shaves slabs of sod material from a field and cm them into lengths; a sod rolling assembly that rolls the sod slabs as they are conveyed to a sod roll array forming station; a pick-and-place apparatus comprising a pick head that picks up arrays of sod rolls and places them in layers onto a first location: a layer compactor that is in a retracted position while the pick head deposits the arrays of sod rolls and that pushes against a layer of sod rolls while the pick head moves to pick up an array of sod rolls; and a side compactor that pushes against the sod rolls In a direction orthogonal to that of the layer compactor.