Patent Number: 6,253,535

Title: Finger rollers for agricultural implements

Abstract: A finger roller for an agricultural implement has a shaft with a non-circular cross-section. Two or more finger disks are pushed onto the shaft in the axial direction of the shaft. The finger disks each have a hub with a central opening having an inner contour configured to match the cross-section of the shaft. The finger disks each have elastically deformable fingers connected to the hub. The fingers of each one of the finger disks are distributed uniformly about a circumference of the hub and project away from the hub. The shaft has a circumferential surface comprised of identical circumferential portions sequentially arranged in the circumferential direction of the shaft. The finger disks each have an odd number of fingers when the circumferential portions are even numbered, and the fingers disks each have an even number of fingers when the circumferential portions are odd numbered.

Inventors: Paulson, Jr.; William Walter (Pine City, MN), Jager; Sebastian (Hannover, DE)

Assignee: Artemis Kautschuk- und Kunststofftechnik GmbH & Cie

International Classification: A01B 29/04 (20060101); A01B 29/00 (20060101); A46B 13/00 (20060101); A23N 12/00 (20060101); A01D 21/00 (20060101); A01D 21/04 (20060101); A01D 89/00 (20060101); A01D 045/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018