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1. (WO2018219510) CROP ELEVATOR AND COMBINE HARVESTER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/219510    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/056110
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Mar 13 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A01F 12/46
A01D 41/127
Applicants: CNH INDUSTRIAL BELGIUM NV
CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA LLC
CNH (CHINA) MANAGEMENT CO., LTD
Inventors: BAERT, Matthias
MISSOTTEN, Bart M. A.
VEIKLE, Eric
YODER, Denver R.
Title: CROP ELEVATOR AND COMBINE HARVESTER
Abstract:
An crop elevator (200) for a combine harvester is described. The crop elevator comprises an ascending section (250) and a descending section (260) and a housing (210) enclosing the ascending section (250) and the descending section (260). The elevator further comprises an elevator loop (230) arranged inside the housing (210) which comprises a plurality of paddles (220) for elevating a harvested crop. The elevator also comprises a weighing system configured to determine a weight of harvested crop that is present on at least one of the paddles during an ascending movement of the at least one of the paddles in the ascending section (250). The weighing system comprises a weight sensor (300) configured to output a weight signal representative of the weight of the harvested crop. The ascending section of the elevator comprises a measurement section (255), wherein the weighing system is configured to retrieve the weight signal when the at least one of the paddles is in the measurement section (255) of the elevator (200), and wherein a friction between a paddle and the housing in the measurement section (255) is lower than a friction between the paddle and the housing outside the measurement section (255).