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1. (WO2017031590) RESIDUE MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR SEEDERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/031590    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2016/051003
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 26 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A01C 5/06
A01B 49/06
A01C 7/00
Applicants: ONE PASS IMPLEMENTS INC.
Inventors: BEAUJOT, Patrick M.
DEAN, Brian F.
MELANSON, Barry K.
FAFARD, Kurtis M.
Title: RESIDUE MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR SEEDERS
Abstract:
A residue management tool mountable to a frame of a seeder for cutting or clearing residue on the ground is provided, comprising a pivotable arm having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end of the pivotable arm adapted to be directly or indirectly pivotally attached to the frame; a rotatable cutting or clearing device operably mounted to the distal end of the pivotable arm and operative to cut or clear the residue on the ground; a biasing device operative to exert a downward bias force on the pivotable arm to engage the rotatable cutting or clearing device with the ground; and a depth restraint operative to prevent the rotatable cutting or clearing device from over- penetrating the ground.