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1. (WO2018127556) FORAGE HARVESTER COMPRISING A MONITORING MECHANISM FOR SHEAR BAR AND CUTTING DRUM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/127556    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/050255
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jan 06 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A01F 29/22
Applicants: CNH INDUSTRIAL BELGIUM NV
CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA LLC
CNH (CHINA) MANAGEMENT CO., LTD
Inventors: DESNIJDER, Dirk J.
Title: FORAGE HARVESTER COMPRISING A MONITORING MECHANISM FOR SHEAR BAR AND CUTTING DRUM
Abstract:
A forage harvester (1) comprising a frame (14), a cutting arrangement comprising a cutting drum (4) that is rotatable about a rotation axis (15) with respect to the frame, and a shear bar holder (16) configured to receive a shear bar (6) attached thereto, the harvester further comprising a plurality of displacement mechanisms for displacing the shear bar (6) with respect to the cutting drum (4) and the frame (14), wherein at least one of the displacement mechanisms comprises a sensor arrangement configured to measure one or more values representative of the force (F) exerted on the shear bar (6) and the shear bar holder (16) when the cutting drum (4) is rotating and cutting crops supplied to an area between the drum (4) and the shear bar (6).