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1. (WO2018106563) ELEVATOR ASSEMBLY FOR AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER WITH A DISTAL STORAGE HOPPER AND RELATED METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/106563    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/064422
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Dec 05 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A01D 41/00
A01D 45/00
A01D 61/00
A01D 61/02
A01D 91/04
Applicants: CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA LLC
CNH INDUSTRIAL BELGIUM NV
CNH (CHINA) MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Inventors: MURRAY, Craig, E.
MEZZOMO, Francisco
MATWAY, Michael, J.
LAWSON, William
VISCONTI, Carlos
Title: ELEVATOR ASSEMBLY FOR AN AGRICULTURAL HARVESTER WITH A DISTAL STORAGE HOPPER AND RELATED METHODS
Abstract:
An elevator assembly for a harvester may include an elevator extending within between proximal and distal ends. The elevator may be configured to carry harvested crops between its proximal and distal ends. The elevator assembly may also include a storage hopper at a location adjacent to the distal end of the elevator. The storage hopper may include a rear deflector and a hopper gate. The hopper gate may be movable between a discharge position, at which the hopper gate exposes a discharge opening of the storage hopper, and a storage position, at which the hopper gate covers the discharge opening to prevent harvested crops from being discharged from the elevator assembly. Additionally, when the hopper gate is moved to the storage position, the hopper gate and the rear deflector may at least partially define a storage volume adjacent to the distal end of the elevator for storing the harvested crop.