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(12) Patent: (11) CA 2838954
(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 49/06 (2006.01)
  • A01B 29/04 (2006.01)
  • A01B 33/16 (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: 2015-06-16
(86) PCT Filing Date: 2011-10-20
(87) PCT Publication Date: 2012-12-20
Examination requested: 2013-12-10
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country Date
13/158,732 United States of America 2011-06-13
13/194,524 United States of America 2011-07-29
13/249,708 United States of America 2011-09-30

English Abstract

A mount for carrying a plurality of field-conditioning implements selected from trash whipping implements, rolling baskets and coulters for connection to a planter is disclosed. A height and force adjustable mounting system is also disclosed for use with a planter that enables the force of such an implement on the soil to be modulated as desired.


French Abstract

La présente invention concerne un bâti destiné à recevoir une pluralité d'accessoires de préparation des champs, notamment, des remueurs de chaumes, des rouleaux-cages, et des coutres, de façon à les monter sur un cultivateur. L'invention concerne également un système de montage réglable en hauteur et en force, qui s'adapte sur un cultivateur, et qui permet de moduler à volonté la force qu'un tel accessoire exerce sur le sol.


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CLAIMS
1. A mounting system for carrying combinations of
field-conditioning implements comprising:
(a) a mounting structure adapted to carry and
selectively deploy a plurality of field-
conditioning implements;
(b) a connected structure designed to fix the
mounting structure in spaced relation to a
prime agriculture implement; and
(c) an actuator arrangement coupled between the
mounting structure and an assembly adapted to
pivot and deploy each of said plurality of
field-conditioning implements.
2. The mounting system as in claim I wherein said
prime agriculture implement is a seed planter, tow bar,
or the like, adapted to be drawn by a tractor.
3. The mounting system as claimed in claim 1
wherein the plurality of field-conditioning implements
are selected combinations from the group consisting of
trash whipping devices, rolling baskets and coulter
devices.
4. The mounting system as in claim 1 wherein the
actuator arrangement comprises a pneumatic actuator
arrangement.
5. The mounting system as in claim 4 wherein each
of said plurality of the field-conditioning implements is
deployed using a down force airbag.
6. The mounting system as in claim 5 wherein one
or more of said plurality of field-conditioning
implements has an actuator arrangement that includes a
lifting airbag.
7. The mounting system as in claim 3 wherein one
of the plurality of field conditioning implements

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combines a coulter blade with a dual section rolling
basket.
8. The mounting system as claimed in claim 2
wherein the plurality of field-conditioning implements
are selected combinations from the group consisting of
trash whipping devices, rolling baskets and coulter
devices.
9. The mounting system as in claim 3 wherein the
actuator arrangement comprises a pneumatic actuator
arrangement.
10. The mounting system as in claim 8 wherein the
actuator arrangement comprises a pneumatic actuator
arrangement.
11. The mounting system as in claim 10 wherein each
of said plurality of the field-conditioning implements is
deployed using a down force airbag.
12. The mounting system as in claim 11 wherein one
or more of said plurality of field-conditioning
implements has an actuator arrangement that includes a
lifting airbag.
13. The mounting system as in claim 1 wherein each
of said plurality of field-conditioning implement is
carried by a separate mounting structure.
14. The mounting system as in claim 1 wherein said
connecting structure includes one or more connecting
members.
15. A mounting system for carrying at least one
field-conditioning implement comprising:
(a) a mounting arrangement adapted to carry and
selectively deploy at least one field-
conditioning implement;
(b) a connecting structure designed to fix the
mounting structure in spaced relation to a
prime agriculture implement;

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(c) a pneumatic actuator arrangement coupled
between the mounting structure and an assembly
adapted to pivot and deploy each of said at
least one field-conditioning implement; and
(d) wherein at least one field-conditioning
implement is selected from the group consisting
of trash whipping devices, rolling baskets and
coulter devices and combinations thereof.
16. The mounting system as in claim 15 wherein one
or more of said plurality of field-conditioning
implements has an actuator arrangement that includes a
lifting airbag.
17. The mounting system as in claim 15 including a
field-conditioning implement combines a coulter blade
with a dual section rolling basket.
18. A method of conditioning a field for planting
comprising treating a field in a single pass using a
plurality of field-conditioning implements in combination
wherein said implements are selected from the group
consisting of trash whipping devices, rolling baskets and
coulter devices attached to and ahead of a seed planter.
19. The mounting system as in claim 15 comprising:
an adjustable attachment mechanism suitable for
attaching trash whipping disks further 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 implement, said arms extending
away from the mounting plate;
(c) a lower assembly including a main cross member
connected between said pair of arms; and

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(d) a triangular mount suitable for carrying a pair
of trash whipping disks fixed to said cross
member.
20. The mounting system as in claim 19 further
comprising a pneumatic actuator arrangement operatively
coupled between the mounting structure and said lower
assembly for selectively raising and lowering the mount
relative to the ground.
21. The mounting system as in claim 19 wherein said
pneumatic actuator arrangement includes down force and
lift 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.
22. The mounting system as claimed in claim 21
wherein said down force 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.
23. The mounting system as in claim 21 wherein said
lift 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.
24. The mounting system as in claim 21 wherein said
pneumatic actuator arrangement includes an electronic and
a manual regulator.
25. The mounting system as in claim 21 wherein said
air bags can be operated such that inflation of said lift
air bag causes deflation and collapse of said down force
air bag to cause the triangular mount and any attached
disks to be raised out of contact with the ground.
26. The mounting system as in claim 21 wherein said
air bags can be operated such that air can be supplied to

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both said lift and said down force air bags at the same
time and the resulting net up or down force can be
modulated to a desired value.
27. The mounting system as in claim 19 wherein said
pair of arms are connected to pivot on a pair of spaced
shoulder bolts.
28. The mounting system as in claim 19 including a
pair of trash whipping disks mounted on said triangular
mount.
29. A method of operating a trash whipping implement
attached to a seed planter comprising adjusting the net
force of the trash whipping implement against the ground
as desired using a pneumatic actuator system.
30. The method as in claim 29 wherein the net force
is adjusted by modulating relative air pressure in down
force and lift air bags.


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(86) PCT Filing Date 2011-10-20
(87) PCT Publication Date 2012-12-20
(85) National Entry 2013-12-10
Examination Requested 2013-12-10
(45) Issued 2015-06-16

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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 2013-10-21 $50.00 2013-12-10
Maintenance Fee - Application - New Act 3 2014-10-20 $50.00 2014-10-07
Final $150.00 2015-04-01
Maintenance Fee - Patent - New Act 4 2015-10-20 $50.00 2015-09-23
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Maintenance Fee - Patent - New Act 6 2017-10-20 $100.00 2017-09-26

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