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(12) Patent: (11) CA 2838928
(54) English Title: SOIL TILLING AND PLANTING IMPLEMENT
(54) French Title: ACCESSOIRE DE TRAVAIL DU SOL ET DE PLANTATION
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • A01B 49/02 (2006.01)
  • A01C 5/06 (2006.01)
  • A01C 7/12 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • VAN BUSKIRK, LOYD C. (United States of America)
  • MELDAHL, BRIAN R. (United States of America)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • L & B MANUFACTURING, INC. (United States of America)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • L & B MANUFACTURING, INC. (United States of America)
(74) Agent: RIDOUT & MAYBEE LLP
(45) Issued: 2015-07-28
(86) PCT Filing Date: 2011-06-13
(87) PCT Publication Date: 2012-12-20
Examination requested: 2013-12-10
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

English Abstract

The combination of a rolling basket tillage implement and a seed distribution implement is disclosed. A height-adjustable mounting system for a rolling basket soil tillage implement is also disclosed for use with a planter that enables such an implement to be raised above the soil as needed to avoid wet conditions.


French Abstract

L'invention concerne la combinaison d'un accessoire de travail du sol à panier roulant et d'un accessoire de distribution de graines. L'invention concerne aussi un système de montage ajustable en hauteur pour un accessoire de travail du sol à panier roulant à des fins d'utilisation avec un semoir permettant à un tel accessoire d'être élevé au-dessus du sol si besoin est pour éviter des conditions humides.


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CLAIMS
1. A soil conditioning implement comprising:
a height-adjustable attachment mechanism and a soil
conditioning implement comprising:
(a) a mounting structure including a plate
adapted to be fixed to a seed planter, tow
bar, or the like, that is adapted to be
drawn by a tractor;
(b) a pair of arms pivotally attached to the
mounting structure in parallel, spaced
relation flanking said soil conditioning
implement, said arms extending away from
the mounting plate;
(c) a lower assembly connected between said
pair of arms;
(d) a rolling basket tillage implement
journaled for rotation between the pair of
arms; and
(e) a pneumatic actuator arrangement
operatively coupled between the mounting
structure and said lower assembly for
selectively raising and lowering the
rolling basket implement relative to the
ground.
2. An implement as in claim 1 wherein said
pneumatic actuator arrangement includes deployment and
retraction air bags operably attached to said lower
assembly by spaced shoulder bolts, each being attached to
a fulcrum member connected to said lower assembly
connected between said pair of arms.
3. An implement as claimed in claim 2 wherein said
deployment air bag is mounted between a pivotally mounted
bottom pedestal and a fixed upper bracket, said bottom
pedestal being connected to spaced fulcrum members by
shoulder bolts.

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4. An implement as in claim 2 wherein said
retraction air bag is mounted between a moving upper U-
shaped bracket and a bent flange member, said U-shaped
bracket having legs connected to said lower assembly by
fulcrum plates and shoulder bolts.
5. An implement as in claim 2 configured so that
inflation of one air bag causes deflation of the other.
6. An implement as in claim 1 wherein said pair of
arms are connected to pivot on a pair of spaced shoulder
bolts.
7. A soil conditioning and planting implement
comprising:
(a) a seed distribution implement adapted to be
drawn by a tractor or other prime mover;
(b) a soil conditioning instrument comprising
height-adjustable attachment mechanism and a
soil conditioning implement comprising:
(1) a mounting structure including a plate
adapted to be fixed to a seed planter, tow
bar, or the like, that is adapted to be
drawn by a tractor;
(2) a pair of arms pivotally attached to the
mounting structure in parallel, spaced
relation flanking said soil conditioning
implement, said arms extending away from
the mounting plate;
(3) a lower assembly connected between said
pair of arms;
(4) a rolling basket tillage implement
journaled for rotation between the pair of
arms; and
(5) a pneumatic actuator arrangement
operatively coupled between the mounting
structure and said lower assembly for
selectively raising and lowering the

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rolling basket implement relative to the
ground.
8. An implement as in claim 7 wherein said soil
conditioning implement includes a plurality of spaced
height adjustable attachment mechanisms and soil
conditioning implements.
9. An implement as in claim 7 wherein said
pneumatic actuator arrangement includes deployment and
retraction air bags operably attached to said lower
assembly by spaced shoulder bolts, each being attached to
a fulcrum member connected to said lower assembly
connected between said pair of arms.
10. An implement as claimed in claim 9 wherein said
deployment air bag is mounted between a pivotally mounted
bottom pedestal and a fixed upper bracket, said bottom
pedestal being connected to spaced fulcrum members by
shoulder bolts.
11. An implement as in claim 9 wherein said
retraction air bag is mounted between a moving upper U-
shaped bracket and a bent flange member, said U-shaped
bracket having legs connected to said lower assembly by
fulcrum plates and shoulder bolts.
12. An implement as in claim 9 configured so that
inflation of one air bag causes deflation of the other.
13. An implement as in claim 7 wherein said pair of
arms are connected to pivot on a pair of spaced shoulder
bolts.
14. An implement as in claim 1 wherein said
pneumatic actuator arrangement includes deployment and
retraction air bags.
15. An implement as in claim 7 wherein said
pneumatic actuator arrangement includes deployment and
retraction air bags.


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Title Date
(86) PCT Filing Date 2011-06-13
(87) PCT Publication Date 2012-12-20
(85) National Entry 2013-12-10
Examination Requested 2013-12-10
(45) Issued 2015-07-28

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Payment History

Fee Type Anniversary Year Due Date Amount Paid Paid Date
Request for Examination $400.00 2013-12-10
Registration of Documents $100.00 2013-12-10
Filing $200.00 2013-12-10
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 2 2013-06-13 $50.00 2013-12-10
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 3 2014-06-13 $50.00 2014-05-26
Final $150.00 2015-03-26
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 4 2015-06-15 $50.00 2015-05-25
Maintenance Fee - Patent - New Act 5 2016-06-13 $200.00 2016-05-18
Maintenance Fee - Patent - New Act 6 2017-06-13 $200.00 2017-05-24

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