Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO2017041177) COMBINE HEADER REEL APPARATUS FOR SUNFLOWERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/041177    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2016/051064
Publication Date: Fri Mar 17 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A01D 45/00
A01D 41/06
A01D 57/02
Applicants: 101288550 SASKATCHEWAN Ltd.
Inventors: DIETRICH, Dave
Title: COMBINE HEADER REEL APPARATUS FOR SUNFLOWERS
Abstract:
A plant pushing apparatus for mounting on a reel of a combine where the reel comprises a center shaft rotatably mounted at each end thereof to the combine header, a plurality of contact members mounted to the center shaft in a horizontal orientation radially spaced from the center shaft, and a drive operative to rotate the center shaft such that the contact members below the center shaft move in a rearward direction toward the combine header. For each contact member, a projecting shield member is adapted at an inner portion thereof for attachment to the contact member such that an outer edge of the projecting shield member is substantially horizontal and rearward of the contact member, and such that the outer edge of the projecting shield member contacts plant stalks, particularly sunflower plant stalks, and pushes the plant stalks toward the combine header ahead of the following attached contact member.