Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

8-20-2013

Abstract

A material chopper may include a counter shear bar, a plurality of stationary knives associated with the counter shear bar, a shaft, at least one rotor section operatively connected to the shaft, each of the at least one rotor section configured to rotate with the shaft, at least one knife holder in each of the at least one rotor section, at least one knife operatively connected to each of the at least one knife holder, and slots in each of the at least one knife holder, wherein edges of the slot provide counter shear surfaces for the plurality of stationary knives. The material chopper may be added to or incorporated into a harvesting machine such as a combine.

Patent Number

US 8,512,114 B2

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Application Number

US 12/062,860

Date Filed

4-4-2008

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

US20080268928.pdf (1133 kB)
US 2008/0268928 A1 (US Patent Application Publication)

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