US Patent Number
A cultivator for attachment to a crop harvester including at least one tool frame member with soil tilling tools adjustably mounted relative thereto. A shaft is provided rotatably mounted relative to a support frame of the crop harvester. An actuating member is operatively connected to the shaft and the support frame for selectively imparting rotation to the shaft. A link is operatively, pivotally connected between the tool frame member and the support frame for guiding the frame member and the soil tilling tools between a raised position out of engagement with a ground surface and a lowered position into engagement with the ground surface. A connecting member is operatively connected to the shaft and the frame member for translating rotational motion of the shaft into rotatable, vertical motion of the tool frame member and the soil tilling tools about the link pivotally mounted to the support frame to selectively raise and lower the frame member and the soil tilling tools.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Swetnam, Larry D.; Casada, James H.; and Walton, Linus R., "Cultivating Attachment for Crop Harvester Support Vehicle" (1985). Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Faculty Patents. Paper 17.