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Belt drive system

A belt drive system for a vehicle, such as a combine harvester. The belt drive system uses a driven pulley which is selectively engageable with a driven shaft to supply rotation to the shaft. ... Agco Corporation

Sensor fusion-based swath profile

In one embodiment, a system comprising a machine configured to traverse a field having windrows; a radar sensor mounted to the machine, the radar sensor arranged to transmit first signals to, and receive first reflected signals from, one of the windrows and the field adjacent the one of the windrows; a lidar sensor mounted to the machine, the lidar sensor arranged to transmit second signals to, and receive second reflected signals from, the one of the windrows and the field adjacent the one of the windrows; and a processing circuit configured to receive data corresponding to the first and second reflected signals and determine a mass profile and a geometric profile of the one of the windrows based on the data.. . ... Agco Corporation

Height compensating loader implement tool level indicator

A bucket level indicator mechanism for use with work machine with a front mounted loader implement includes a carriage assembly having a carriage frame comprising a carriage back and first and second carriage endplates at longitudinal ends of the carriage back, a first end of the carriage assembly being pivotably connected to one of the masts, wherein the carriage back has a slot formed therein along a portion of its longitudinal length. At least one guide rod extends between the carriage endplates. ... Agco Corporation

Vehicle with chassis height adjustment

A suspension module includes a spindle pivotably connected to an axle with a pivot element defining a vertical axis. The spindle has an attachment member and an attachment cap, with outer ends are rigidly interconnected by a pair of lift cylinders. ... Agco Corporation

User control system for a vehicle

A user control system for a vehicle, which allows for a user control element to be assigned to control different vehicle functions. In the case of vehicle functions requiring a plurality of control inputs, e.g. ... Agco Corporation

Automated system for coupling a harvesting header drivetrain

A header drivetrain coupling system including a harvester driveline mounted to a harvesting vehicle and a header driveshaft mounted to a detachable header. The harvester driveline is supported for rotation at an inboard end on a feederhouse and at an outboard end on a header tilt frame even when the header is detached therefrom. ... Agco Corporation

Flow rate control for a combine harvester

In a grain unloading system for a combine harvester a grain bin includes a frame, the frame has a floor with a trough. An unloading auger is disposed at least partially within the trough. ... Agco Corporation

Adjustable dampening for planter row unit

A row unit has a frame with an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion has a parallel linkage and the lower portion is coupled to plural gauge wheels. ... Agco Corporation

Windrow merger attachment

A windrower includes a header having a crop cutting and a crop conditioning mechanism for conditioning crop material severed from the field and for discharging the conditioned material in a rearwardly directed stream as the windrower moves across the field. The windrower has a crop merger attachment with a conveyor configured to receive crop material from the crop conditioning mechanism and direct the crop material to a side of the windrower to form a windrow on the ground to the side of the windrower when in an operation position or to direct the crop material to the ground beneath the windrower when in a nonoperational position.. ... Agco Corporation

Switching device for an agricultural vehicle

A switching device for use on an agricultural vehicle such as an agricultural tractor. The switching device has first and second switches, wherein the second switch is mounted on or carried by the first switch. ... Agco Corporation

Fender assembly for a tractor

A fender assembly for a tractor, as well as a tractor having such a fender assembly. The fender assembly is constructed as first and second fender parts, connected via a rail. ... Agco Corporation

Control lever for a vehicle

A vehicle control lever which has a moveable control panel provided on the lever. The control panel has a plurality of operating elements to control different vehicle functions, wherein the configuration of the operating elements can be re-assigned to control different vehicle functions based on the position of the control panel on the control lever.. ... Agco Corporation

Drawbar pin ejector

A drawbar assembly for coupling a drawbar to a tongue of a towed implement includes a drawbar pin and a drawbar clevis having a bore configured to receive the drawbar pin. A locking plate is coupled to the drawbar clevis and movable between a pin-lock condition in which the locking plate is configured to obstruct at least a portion of the bore, and a pin-unlock condition. ... Agco Corporation

Flow rate control for a combine harvester unloading system

In a grain unloading system for a combine harvester a grain bin includes a frame, the frame has a floor with a trough disposed therein. An unloading auger is disposed at least partially within the trough. ... Agco Corporation

04/12/18 / #20180098481

Agricultural vehicle having reconfigurable controls

An agricultural tractor having an auxiliary control station located outside of the tractor cab. The auxiliary control station is used for the actuation of tractor components, e.g. ... Agco Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180093708

Steering axle for self-propelled windrower

In one embodiment, a windrower that comprises: a dual-path steering system configured to drive a pair of drive wheels in an opposite direction of rotation and in a same direction of rotation during non-overlapping time periods; and a steering axle system configured to actively steer a pair of caster wheels while the dual path steering system drives the pair of drive wheels during each of the non-overlapping time periods.. . ... Agco Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180092307

Drive system for combine harvester processor and method of providing such

A combine harvester including an axial flow crop processor fed by a tangentially impelling feed beater mounted for rotation on a substantially transverse axis, and a multi-speed beater drive system that includes a beater shaft upon which the beater is mounted via bearings to permit relative rotational movement, and a secondary shaft arranged parallel to the beater shaft. To achieve a first beater drive speed a first drive path is closed between the beater shaft and the beater. ... Agco Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180084728

Threshing apparatus in a combine harvester

A threshing apparatus in a combine harvester with a main frame and a threshing rotor supported by the main frame. A concave frame supports one or more interchangeable arcuate concave grate segments in a grate reception zone. ... Agco Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180084714

Control system for controlling header speed of an agricultural vehicle

A control system and method for adjusting a rotational speed of a header on an agricultural vehicle based on ground speed of the agricultural vehicle. The header may include a plurality of cutters rotatably actuated with a header actuator. ... Agco Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180084706

A hitch adaptor for an agricultural vehicle

A hitch adaptor for an agricultural tractor that can be mounted to a tractor rear linkage, for subsequent connection to an implement for mounting to the tractor. The hitch adaptor has two frame elements which are vertically moveable relative to each other, so that a mounted implement can be vertically displaced without movement of the tractor rear linkage, and maintain the vertical alignment of the implement.. ... Agco Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180084705

Agricultural implement with on-board hydraulic pump or electrical generator

An agricultural trailed implement includes a chassis with tongue for hitching to a tractor. A housing is integrated into a loadbearing section of the tongue. ... Agco Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180077849

Implement load balancing system

In one embodiment, an implement load balancing method comprising sensing respective loads on one or more wheels supporting a central portion and one or more wheels supporting a wing portion, the central portion and the wing portion comprising segments of an implement; and causing, via actuation of a fluid-type cylinder, pivotal movement between the central portion and the wing portion based on the sensed loads, wherein the causing comprises causing fluid flow in one direction through the fluid-type cylinder based on a load on the one or more wheels supporting the central portion being greater than a load on the one or more wheels supporting the wing portion and causing fluid flow in an opposing direction through the fluid-type cylinder based on a load on the one or more wheels supporting the central portion being less than a load on the one or more wheels supporting the wing portion.. . ... Agco Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180072280

Vehicle drive train braking

A drive train arrangement for a tracked or two-wheel drive utility vehicle including a transmission and differential axle. The transmission has on a first side a rotatably driven input adapted to couple to the output of a motive power unit of the vehicle, and on a second side opposed to the first, an output shaft. ... Agco Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180070524

A quick hitch assembly

An adjustable width quick hitch assembly for an agricultural vehicle. The quick hitch assembly is provided with spacer elements which can be incorporated into the assembly as required, where the selection and positioning of the spacer elements results in an assembled quick hitch having various hitch widths.. ... Agco Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180065470

Vehicle tank

A vehicle tank having an upper surface for mounting a fan and radiator to which is sloped between the fan and radiator mounting parts so that there is a difference in the relative height of the parts. The tank also has a horizontal lower surface that abuts the chassis or frame of a vehicle and the space between the upper and lower surfaces holds a fluid.. ... Agco Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180064033

Variable speed round bale chamber control with accumulator sensor

A sensor detects a characteristic of accumulated crop material and a controller manipulates the speed of a baling chamber in response thereto. The speed of a baling chamber of a variable speed baler is manipulated in response to a characteristic of an accumulated crop material. ... Agco Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180054983

System and method for predicting wind direction and speed to better control drift

A system and method for predicting a future wind direction and speed and, based thereon, determining a future wind-driven drift and providing the information to an operator or automatically acting to adapt application parameters to better control the wind-driven drift of a fluid during application of the fluid to land or crops by an agricultural machine. A processor receives machine and meteorological data, uses a model to predict the future wind direction and speed, and accesses a drift distance database to determine and visually depict the future wind-driven drift of the fluid. ... Agco Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180051933

A cooling system

A cooling package for a vehicle, such as an agricultural tractor, having a charge air cooler assembly configured such that airflow is routed through a charge air cooler multiple times in order to cool a compressed charge of air. As the temperature rise experienced by the cooling airflow is relatively minor compared to the initial temperature of the compressed charge of air, the airflow is initially routed through an outlet-side portion of the charge air cooler to cool the compressed charge of air towards the outlet side of the charge air cooler, and subsequently routed through an inlet-side portion of the charge air cooler to cool the compressed charge of air towards the inlet side of the charge air cooler.. ... Agco Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180042166

Locking link assembly for work machine hitch

A locking mechanism for a link assembly of a work vehicle hitch has a locking plate mounted to an upper portion of the link assembly. A collar is positioned over the sleeve and is configured to slide relative a portion of the sleeve. ... Agco Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180029578

A braking system

A low-pressure vehicle braking system and method of operation that controls the supply of brake fluid based on the pressure differential between left and right master cylinders associated with the different wheel brakes allowing for pressure harmonization between the left and right wheel brake circuits and a brake system module suitable for installation on an existing vehicle.. . ... Agco Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180027737

Crop engaging element for a combine harvester separating rotor

A combine harvester with a separating rotor, rotor tube and a plurality of crop engaging finger elements. Each finger element is mounted to a respective finger support which is secured to the rotor tube. ... Agco Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180027726

Product row banding assembly for air delivery machines

An agricultural spreader has a hopper containing a granular product and a boom arm supporting a plurality of product delivery conduits supplying a plurality of row banding assemblies configured to disperse the product. The spreader has a pneumatic supply to propel the granular product through the product delivery conduits to the row banding assemblies. ... Agco Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180024252

Guidance system with navigation point correction

A system comprises a mobile machine including a first portion and a second portion, a positioning receiver coupled with the first portion of the mobile machine, a sensor for determining a position of the first portion of the mobile machine relative to the second portion of the mobile machine, and one or more computing devices. The one or more computing devices are configured to use information from the positioning receiver to determine a geographic location of the positioning receiver, use information from the sensor to determine a position of the first portion of the mobile machine relative to the second portion of the mobile machine, and adjust a navigation point offset according to the position of the first portion of the mobile machine relative to the second portion of the mobile machine, the navigation point offset being a difference in location between the positioning receiver and a navigation point.. ... Agco Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180022409

Mid-roller with reduced-friction guide

A mid-roller (30) for a tracked work vehicle has a shaft (44) and a pair of hubs (50) assembled about the shaft (44), each hub having a cylindrical housing (52) with a flange portion (66) projecting radially outward. Each mid-roller also has a pair of metallic roller wheels (70) mounted on the pair of hubs, each roller wheel having a radial face connected to the flange portion of its respective hub and an outer cylindrical housing (76) symmetrical with the shaft axis (46) defining an outer peripheral surface (82) having an elastomeric coating (84) bonded thereon configured to engage the inner surface of the endless track belt. ... Agco Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180022402

Semi-active suspension controls

In one embodiment, a method comprising dampening movement of a cab supported by a chassis according to at least one dampening component; receiving plural inputs from at least one sensor and a seat suspension system; and based on the received plural inputs, causing an adjustment to the dampening movement of the cab according to the at least one dampening component.. . ... Agco Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180017089

Hydraulic cylinder for utility vehicle

A distance ring is provided for constraining retraction of a hydraulic cylinder in applications including a steering rod in a vehicle suspension. The distance ring comprises an outer body of a rigid material lined by an inner body of flexible material, with the inner body having an opening of substantially identical dimension to that of the cross-section of the steering rod. ... Agco Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180010493

Utility vehicle fluid cooling

A cooling system for a utility vehicle comprises a first fluid circuit including a first fluid such as hydraulic oil and a second fluid circuit including a second fluid such as a coolant or lubricant. A heat exchanger couples the first and second fluid circuits enabling transfer of heat from one of the first and second fluids to the other. ... Agco Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002113

Take-up bearing for side-by-side conveyor

An assembly includes first and second shafts and first and second sprockets. The first shaft has a first and second ends and a first longitudinal axis of rotation. ... Agco Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180002112

Roller for side-by-side conveyor

An apparatus includes a shaft, a first barrel, and a second barrel. The shaft has a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis of rotation. ... Agco Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180000010

Shaft for side-by-side conveyor

A motor shaft assembly includes a first shaft, a first motor, a second shaft and a second motor. The first shaft has a first end and a second end. ... Agco Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367315

Tri-directional break-away boom assembly

A break-away apparatus for a boom arm (11) is positioned at a joint between a main boom portion (14) and a boom tip (12) to allow the boom tip to assume a neutral position and forward, rearward, and upward positions. First and second plates (30, 28) are disposed at the joint and a hinge assembly (22) is positioned between the first and second plates (30, 28). ... Agco Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367267

Square baler providing side-to-side bale uniformity

A baling system for baling crop material includes a baling chamber. Moveable doors partly define the chamber and the shape of the bale. ... Agco Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367262

Corn header configured to reduce kernel losses

A corn harvesting header (24) includes a powered row unit (38) and a gathering hood (98). The row unit (38) defines a longitudinal crop row path that extends in a generally rearward crop travel direction and receives a corn row as the header (24) is advanced along the corn row. ... Agco Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170367251

Down force control to allow for easier depth adjustment

A row unit, including a frame with an upper portion and a lower portion, the upper portion having a parallel linkage, the lower portion having a gauge wheel depth control linkage, the gauge wheel depth control linkage coupled to plural gauge wheels; a first device coupled to the upper portion and configured to provide an adjustable down force; and an electric actuator coupled to the gauge wheel depth control linkage, the electric actuator configured to provide adjustable positioning of the gauge wheels.. . ... Agco Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170359959

Agricultural tool control system

An agricultural tool including an elongated frame, ground engaging wheels for supporting the frame, and at least two rotors carried by a respective arm. Each respective arm is moveable into a working position in which the rotors are carried on opposing sides of the frame at a distance away from the frame. ... Agco Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170359958

Dual belt conveyor for agricultural machine

A dual conveyor assembly for a windrower includes upper and lower conveyors. Each conveyor includes an endless conveyor element and rotatable supports spaced along a longitudinal conveyor path and entrained by the endless conveyor element. ... Agco Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170342988

A fan drive assembly

A fan drive assembly for a vehicle, which can provide reverse fan flow. The assembly has a fan, where separate forward and reverse clutches are coupled to the fan. ... Agco Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170339834

Method of manufacturing a feed beater for an axial-flow crop processor in a combine harvester

Steps to manufacturing a feed beater for a twin axial-flow crop processor in a combine harvester including cutting a flat state vane element from sheet material and bending along predetermined bend lines before being secured to a rotor core. The vane element includes a transverse vane section parallel to the rotation axis, and a directional vane section having an effective edge that extends at a non-zero angle to the rotation axis.. ... Agco Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170339830

Chain and slat conveyor and method of assembly

A chain and slat conveyor with first and second continuous chains and a plurality of slats. Each slat is connected to the first chain by a keyhole connection and to the second chain by a bolt or rivet which passes through a hole in the slat.. ... Agco Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170336787

Automated agriculture system

A system for performing an agricultural operation on a field, the system including a host vehicle, two or more autonomous agricultural machines configured for performing the said agricultural operation; and a control subsystem for path planning and controlling the movement of each autonomous agricultural machine relative to the host vehicle in the performance of the agricultural operation. The control subsystem is configured to dynamically re-plan the movement of one or more of the autonomous agricultural machines in response to a detected failure of an autonomous agricultural machine as indicated by its position relative to its planned path.. ... Agco Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170332554

Crop processing apparatus in a combine harvester

A combine harvester includes a grain pan arranged to catch a crop stream, the grain pan being driven in an oscillating manner to convey the crop stream rearwardly to a rear edge. A cleaning unit includes a fan for generating a cleaning airstream which is directed under the rear edge. ... Agco Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170326966

Heat exchanger system

A heat exchanger system for an agricultural vehicle. The heat exchanger system has at least two separate heat exchanger assemblies, where an adjustable baffle is used to vary the airflow between the heat exchanger assemblies, accordingly varying the cooling effect of the assemblies, based on system requirements. ... Agco Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170325408

Crop processing apparatus in a combine harvester

A combine harvester including a grain pan arranged to catch a crop stream from threshing or separating apparatus. The grain pan is driven in an oscillating manner to convey the crop stream rearwardly to a rear edge. ... Agco Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170325393

Vehicle control system

A tractor control system, which controls an operating condition of an implement attached to the tractor. The control system includes a sensing means providing a force signal which indicates the pull force necessary to pull an implement in a desired position; a control which receives the force signal; and means for measuring at least one parameter associated with the tractor mode and/or the implement mode and the implement position is adjusted to a new position when the force signal varies. ... Agco Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324137

Combine harvester antenna mounting

An antenna mounting apparatus for a combine harvester where the apparatus includes a first grain tank extension panel mounted to a frame so as to be moveable between an open, extended, position and a closed, retracted, position. An antenna-supporting bracket is pivotally mounted to the grain tank extension panel around a first pivot axis. ... Agco Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170318748

Crop processing apparatus in a combine harvester

A combine harvester comprises a threshing unit arranged to receive and thresh a crop stream. Separating apparatus are located downstream and rearward of the threshing unit and are arranged to receive the threshed crop stream and convey such a rearward direction. ... Agco Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170318744

Crop conveyor deck with adjustable discharge angle

A windrower with a header has a conveying medium with first and second portions connected with a pivot joint and moveable across a plural rollers configured to receive crop material from the header and direct the crop material to a side of the windrower to form a windrow on the ground to the side of the windrower. In an operational position and with the frame selected to one of the predetermined angular adjustments, the conveying medium discharges the harvested crop material at an angle of trajectory determined by the selected angular position of the second portion. ... Agco Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170305481

Self mounting ballast weight system

A working vehicle has a ballast weight system including a fulcrum mounted on the vehicle frame and a ballast weight configured to pivot between a mounting configuration with the ballast weight is resting on the ground and an operational configuration with the ballast weight is carried by the vehicle frame. The ballast weight has a mounting arm and a lower corner portion. ... Agco Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293277

Electric motor addressing for planters

An electric motor addressing system and method for a planter implement receives, at an electronic control unit (ecu), an address claim request from each motor of a plurality of motors coupled to the ecu via a first bus. Each address claim request includes a requested bus address and a binary value corresponding to a pin connector setting associated with a harness connector of the respective motor. ... Agco Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291653

Level control in a mechanical suspension for a working vehicle

A working vehicle has an undercarriage assembly configured to drive the working vehicle over ground and a chassis connected to the undercarriage assembly through a suspension system. The suspension system includes a mechanical spring, the mechanical spring having a first end connected to the undercarriage assembly and a second end. ... Agco Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170291650

Determining optimal ballasting

A method and system for selecting and indicating to a user one from a plurality of available ballasting options for an agricultural vehicle when coupled to an agricultural implement. The implement type defines operating ranges of discrete values for first, second and optionally third operational parameters of the vehicle, with the differing combinations defining a values subset. ... Agco Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170280627

Swathboard control with windrow merger attachment

A windrower has a crop merger attachment with a conveyor configured to receive crop material from a crop conditioning mechanism and direct the crop material to a side of the windrower, the crop merger attachment being mounted for adjusting movement between a lowered and a raised position. The windrower has a swathboard mounted for adjusting movement between a fully raised position in which the crop material passes beneath the swathboard for engagement with the merger attachment and a lowered position in which the crop material down to the ground under the merger attachment under the windrower. ... Agco Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170276623

Baler with automated moisture measurement and preservative application

A system for determining an amount of and applying a preservative to an individual charge of crop material, wherein the charge is combined with other charges to form a bale. Loose crop material is collected and packed into a feeder chute in such a manner as to pre-compress the material to form the charge. ... Agco Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170273248

Baler with automated ejection of bales

A system for ejecting a bale from a baler, wherein the ejection process is controlled by a control unit with input from various sensors and from a remote operator located on a tractor. The control unit automatically positions a chute, controls a power take-off from the tractor, depressurizes and opens a chamber door, ties the bale, selects and causes ejector teeth to project into a forming chamber to engage the bale, causes the ejector teeth to move toward a discharge outlet such that the engaged bale moves with them toward and through the discharge outlet, and determines when the bale has fully ejected from the baler. ... Agco Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170265400

Baler with automated selection of ejector teeth

A system for ejecting a bale from a baler, wherein the ejection process is controlled by a control unit with input from various sensors and from a remote operator located on a tractor. The control unit automatically positions a chute, controls a power take-off from the tractor, depressurizes and opens a chamber door, ties the bale, selects and causes ejector teeth to project into a forming chamber to engage the bale, causes the ejector teeth to move toward a discharge outlet such that the engaged bale moves with them toward and through the discharge outlet, and determines when the bale has fully ejected from the baler. ... Agco Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170265398

Baler with automated positioning of plunger

A baling system acts at shut-down to automatically pre-position a plunger so that it is just past a rear-dead-center position when the baler is restarted, thereby minimizing the load on a power take-off during the next restart. In particular, when the power take-off is deactivated, a control unit automatically brakes the power take-off so that the plunger stops in the desired position. ... Agco Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170258008

Combo crop harvester crop transfer means

A system conveying material-other-than-grain (mog) from a harvesting machine to a packaging machine towed by the harvesting machine. The system includes an joint pivotably joining a harvesting machine hitch to a packaging machine hitch. ... Agco Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170251604

Compression roll housing

A compression roll housing for an agricultural machine, having a side panel provided with at least one elongated aperture for receiving a shaft of a compression roll and allowing movement of the shaft within the aperture. The housing is provided with a cover plate which rotates about an axis parallel to the shaft and is provided with an indentation to partially surround the shaft. ... Agco Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170246921

Tire inflation control arrangement

A tire pressurization arrangement on a vehicle in which the pressurization of the tire is controlled by a vehicle control unit and the vehicle control unit is notified of a desired tire pressure or desired tire volume. An air flow rate in a supply line to the tire is established so that the time to pressurize the tire to the desired tire pressure/volume is calculable, or the time taken to pressurize the tire to an interval pressure/volume is calculable, said interval pressure/volume being between a current tire pressure/volume and the desired pressure/volume, and if the time to pressurize the tire to the desired pressure is exceeded, the control unit gives a warning signal and/or stops deflation or inflation.. ... Agco Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170241447

System and method for hydraulic flow control

An agricultural system for hydraulic flow control having an adjustable hydraulic fluid valve arranged between a hydraulic reservoir and a hydraulic consumer, pressure is measured at the reservoir-facing side and at the consumer-facing side of the valve, from which the fluid flow through the valve can be determined. The valve can then be easily controlled to provide a desired fluid flow level, regardless of the type of hydraulic circuit used.. ... Agco Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170238456

System and method for hitch control

A control method and system which provides for an automatic quick soil system for an agricultural vehicle. The system monitors the output of a hitch draft sensor to determine if a hitch mounted implement comes into contact with the ground surface, and if so, enables a quick soil engagement module to correctly lower the hitch-mounted implement into the ground.. ... Agco Corporation

08/10/17 / #20170223888

Curved wayline extensions for contour path planning

In one embodiment, a method for receiving a plurality of data points of a contour wayline having a starting point and an ending point, the contour wayline describing a curved path; generating a description of a curve corresponding to a number of data points; providing curved extensions of the contour wayline based on the description of the curve; and using the curved extensions and the contour wayline for auto-guidance.. . ... Agco Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170215328

Linkage control system on a vehicle

A vehicle having a linkage for attaching an implement including a control system for controlling a draft mode of operation in which the linkage is automatically raised and lowered depending on a draft force detected by the vehicle and a lifting cylinder, and when the vehicle travels at low speeds, or is driven in reverse or is stationary, the control system automatically sets the detected draft force to zero and the draft control mode of operation is maintained.. . ... Agco Corporation

08/03/17 / #20170215327

Draft force detection on a vehicle having a linkage

A vehicle control system for controlling the height of a linkage on a vehicle having a continuously variable transmission (cvt) in which the linkage is automatically raised and lowered depending on a draft force detected by the vehicle including an input draft force detected by sensors in the cvt or driveline is inputted into the control system and the system further processes said input draft force to provide an output draft force upon which movement of the linkage is based and the control system processes the input draft force by compensating the input draft force detected during acceleration or deceleration and/or compensating the input draft detected whilst travelling along a slope, and/or equalising the input draft force by applying a ramp function, and/or reducing the input draft force when the linkage is at a predetermined height.. . ... Agco Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170210251

Seat swivel restrictor for working vehicle

A swivel restrictor assembly limits the maximum range an operator seat may be rotated to prevent interference of the seat with other components in a work vehicle cab. The swivel restrictor assembly includes two swivel stops to enable a first range of rotation when the seat is in a forward position of the cab and the second range of rotation when the seat is in a rear position of the cab.. ... Agco Corporation

07/27/17 / #20170210189

Axle suspension system for a tractor

An axle suspension system for a front axle of a tractor using shock absorbers and an air bellows between the front axle and a front frame portion of the tractor to control the height of the front frame portion relative to the front axle. The position of the front frame portion may be maintained at a substantially constant vertical position, providing for improved driver comfort. ... Agco Corporation

07/20/17 / #20170204816

Pre-filter system for a vehicle

A pre-filter assembly for a vehicle arranged with an aspiration duct extending between the pre-filter and a fan of the vehicle. A variable valve element is provided as part of the aspiration duct adjacent the fan, such that the aspiration rate through the duct can be controlled by appropriate variation of the valve element, to control the rate of airflow drawn through the aspiration duct by the fan. ... Agco Corporation

07/13/17 / #20170197228

Product dispensing diagnostic system

A diagnostic system for a product-dispensing machine includes a plurality of nozzles, a hydraulic pump and a circuit coupled to the nozzles. The circuit includes tubular members, a pump, a screen, and a plurality of first components coupled to the tubular members. ... Agco Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170188519

Baler stuffer selectively operable to provide partial stuffing strokes

An agricultural baler includes a baler chassis and a stuffer mechanism. The stuffer mechanism includes a fork and a motor. ... Agco Corporation

07/06/17 / #20170188513

Agricultural or industrial vehicle ladder with powered elevating steps

A powered ladder is operable to move a person vertically relative to an agricultural or industrial vehicle. The ladder broadly includes an elongated ladder frame, a step, and a step drive. ... Agco Corporation

06/29/17 / #20170181421

Rotatable shroud for directional control of application area

A controlled droplet application (cda) nozzle has a cda nozzle cone having a first axis of rotation in a first position and, after adjustment, a second axis of rotation in a second position orthogonal to the first. A rotationally adjustable directional shroud surrounds at least a portion of the cone, the directional shroud blocking at least a portion of a lip of the cone regardless of whether the cone is positioned in the first or second axis of rotation.. ... Agco Corporation

06/15/17 / #20170164554

Method for estimating feed quality of alfalfa as it is cut

In one embodiment, a method implemented in an agricultural machine harvesting alfalfa plants, the method comprising: receiving, in real time, input corresponding to a plurality of sensed parameters corresponding to alfalfa plant height and cut alfalfa volume; associating the cut alfalfa volume to an alfalfa stem diameter; and automatically determining a feed quality value for the alfalfa plants based on the sensed alfalfa plant height and the alfalfa stem diameter.. . ... Agco Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170158102

Vehicle seat operation feedback and control

A vehicle seat operation feedback and control system with a seat and an electronic display screen and a processor configured to receive a signal from the seat corresponding to an inoperable, almost inoperable, or undesired condition and provide feedback on the display screen of the inoperable, almost inoperable, or undesired condition.. . ... Agco Corporation

06/08/17 / #20170156268

System and method for controlling bale weight

A system and method for producing a bale having a target weight set by a user. A processor compares stored actual weights to the target weight, and, based on a difference, adjusts the bale-forming process. ... Agco Corporation

05/11/17 / #20170129557

Track system slack adjuster for tracked vehicle

An undercarriage assembly of a work machine includes a drive wheel, front and rear idler wheels and a plurality of supporting mid-rollers. A belt disposed about the drive and idler wheels. ... Agco Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170120705

Drawbar pin ejector

A drawbar assembly for coupling a drawbar to a tongue of a towed implement includes a drawbar pin and a drawbar clevis having a bore configured to receive the drawbar pin. A locking plate is coupled to the drawbar clevis and movable between a pin-lock condition in which the locking plate is configured to obstruct at least a portion of the bore, and a pin-unlock condition. ... Agco Corporation

05/04/17 / #20170120695

Vehicle air supply system

An air supply system on a vehicle having a tire. The system includes a compressor having a supply mode for supplying air to a consumer connected to the compressor. ... Agco Corporation

04/27/17 / #20170114912

Valve arrangement

A pilot controlled valve including an air inlet passage, an air outlet passage and a slider. The slider is moveable within a bore between a closed position and an open position in which the connection between the passages is closed and opened respectively. ... Agco Corporation

04/13/17 / #20170100974

Hitch system

In one embodiment, a hitch system, comprising: an upper support structure comprising a first pivot mount at one end of the upper support structure and a second pivot mount at the other end of the upper support structure; a lower structural assembly comprising a base having a third pivot mount at one end of the base and a fourth pivot mount at the other end of the base, the lower structural assembly further comprising first and second lift arms pivotably connected respectively to the third and fourth pivot mounts; and first and second actuators each comprising a retractable member and independently operable, the first actuator pivotably connected at one end of the first actuator to the first pivot mount and pivotably connected at the other end of the first actuator to the first lift arm, the second actuator pivotably connected at one end of the second actuator to the second pivot mount and pivotably connected at the other end of the second actuator to the second lift arm.. . ... Agco Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170090741

User interface for mobile machines

. . A mobile machine includes an operator cabin, a user interface inside the operator cabin and one or more computing devices. The one or more computing devices are configured to identify an operator in the operator cabin, identify the mobile machine, and retrieve a user profile from a remote location, wherein the user profile is associated with the operator and indicates user interface settings specific to the operator and to the mobile machine. ... Agco Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170090740

User interface for mobile machines

A mobile machine includes an operator cabin, a user interface and a communications gateway for enabling wireless communications. The mobile machine further includes one or more computing devices for receiving a wireless communication via the communications gateway, wherein the communication includes information about an independent object. ... Agco Corporation

03/30/17 / #20170088147

User interface for mobile machines

A mobile machine includes an operator cabin, one or more optical sensors in the operator cabin and one or more computing devices. The one or more computing devices are configured to detect a first movement of an operator in the operator cabin using data from the one or more optical sensors, and to perform a first action on an attachment associated with the machine, wherein the first action is in response to, and is associated with, the first movement.. ... Agco Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170083026

Isobus wireless networking of agricultural machines in a collaborative agricultural process

A system and method for performing an agricultural process involving a plurality of otherwise substantially independent agricultural machines, in which each machine is engaged in performing an aspect of the overall process. Each machine is placed in electronic communication with every other machine involved in the process using a standardized communication and control protocol such that the machines form a networked group. ... Agco Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170079209

Hydraulic conditioner roll tension in pull-type mower conditioner

A pull-type mower conditioner includes a crop cutting assembly that severs crop material from the ground and a lift mechanism configured to raise and lower the crop cutting assembly to a desired height having at least one lift cylinder and a hydraulic lift circuit supplying hydraulic fluid to the at least one lift cylinder. The mower conditioner also includes a conditioning mechanism receiving the severed crop material from the crop cutting assembly. ... Agco Corporation

03/23/17 / #20170079208

Combine harvester residue management system

A combine harvester includes a residue management system having a chaff spreader mounted to a straw chopper and coupled by a mechanical linkage. Movement of the straw chopper from an operating position to the non-operating position is translated into pivoting of the chaff spreader from a spreading position to a non-spreading position.. ... Agco Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170072761

Machine suspension and height adjustment

An assembly for supporting a vehicle chassis on a wheel of the vehicle includes a wheel attachment component for attaching the assembly to a wheel, a chassis attachment component for pivotably attaching the assembly to a chassis of the vehicle, and a suspension component operably interposed between the wheel attachment component and the chassis attachment component. A first adjustment element is coupled with the chassis attachment component and coupled with a first portion of the suspension component, and a second adjustment element is coupled with the chassis attachment component and coupled with the first portion of the suspension component. ... Agco Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170072760

Machine suspension and height adjustment

An assembly for supporting a vehicle chassis on a wheel of the vehicle includes a wheel attachment component for attaching the assembly to the wheel, a chassis attachment component for attaching the assembly to the vehicle chassis, and a suspension component. At least one adjustment element is coupled with the chassis attachment component and with a first portion of the suspension component, and is configured to shift the first portion of the suspension element between a plurality of operating positions relative to the chassis attachment component. ... Agco Corporation

03/16/17 / #20170071122

System and method for automatically generating vehicle guidance waypoints and waylines

A guidance system for a mobile machine includes a location determining device for determining a location of the machine, a user interface and a controller. The controller is configured to receive location information from the location determining device, detect a path followed by the machine using the location information and, as the machine travels the path, receive waypoint information from a user via the user interface indicating a plurality of initial waypoints associated with the path. ... Agco Corporation

03/02/17 / #20170060134

Machine-to-machine sharing of wayline deviation information

In one embodiment, a method comprising wirelessly receiving a signal comprising information about a deviation to a first wayline; and applying the deviation to a second wayline.. . ... Agco Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170036652

Steering brake locking system

A steering brake locking system for a vehicle, such as an agricultural tractor, has at least first and second adjacent steering brake pedals, and a locking pin arranged to selectively lock the pedals together. The locking pin and at least a portion of the first and second pedals are formed from a conductive material, such that an electrically conductive path is formed between the first and second pedals through the locking pin when the pin is used to lock the pedals together. ... Agco Corporation

02/09/17 / #20170036162

Regeneration of an air dryer on a vehicle

An air supply system on a vehicle for inflating and deflating a tire. The system includes a compressor connected to a drier having drying material to extract water from the air and a deflation line connectable between the tire and the dryer. ... Agco Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170031344

Method of managing additive applications in an agricultural environment

In one embodiment, a method comprising regularly monitoring additive levels in plural areas of a field, wherein a first area of the plural areas comprises an additive rich area and a second area of the plural areas comprises an additive deficient area; performing statistical analysis on data corresponding to the monitored additive levels of the first and second areas; and determining when to apply additives to a third area of the plural areas of the field based on results of the statistical analysis.. . ... Agco Corporation

02/02/17 / #20170027152

Agricultural sprayer with multi-section foldable boom

An agricultural sprayer including an applicator boom which itself includes a centre boom frame and a pair of multi-section boom side assemblies. Each side assembly is mounted by a respective hinge to the centre boom frame. ... Agco Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170000034

Single cam double bow knotter for baler

A knotter assembly for a baler allows for two bow knots to be formed per knotter tie cycle using a single drive cam gear and two bill hooks while maintaining needle penetration requirements. The knotter assembly includes a first twine disc driven by a first twine disc drive gear and a second twine disc driven by a second twine disc drive gear. ... Agco Corporation

01/05/17 / #20170000030

Automatic load control for self-propelled windrower

A windrower has a hydrostatic header drive system with a header drive pump and one or more header drive motors. The windrower also has a chassis with wheels coupled thereto, an engine, and a ground drive system coupled to the wheels and the engine. ... Agco Corporation








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