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Pub. No.:    WO/2017/153046    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/000311
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A01C 17/00
Inventors: STÖCKLIN, Volker
A distribution machine, in particular in the form of a spreader or seed drill, is proposed. The distribution machine comprises a container, carried by a support frame, for holding pulverulent or particulate material to be distributed, an outlet opening arranged at the bottom of the container, a metering member arranged downstream of the outlet opening, and a distribution member, arranged downstream of the metering member, for distributing the material to be distributed on the ground. In order to actuate the displaceable functional parts of the distribution machine, such as a metering slider of the metering member or a device for adjusting the delivery point for delivering the material to be distributed onto the distribution member, the invention provides for the particular functional part to be operatively connected to, and actuated by, an output shaft of an electromotive rotary drive, in particular of the servomotor type, or a transmission output shaft of a transmission arranged downstream thereof, in such a way that the exclusively rotary movement of the output or transmission output shaft is transmissible to the displaceable functional part in order to make any linear drives, such as adjusting spindles or in particular piston/cylinder units dispensable.