Patent Number: 8,819,966

Title: Machine attachment based speed control system

Abstract: The present disclosure provides a machine configured so that its ground speed is at least in part dependent on the measured force that is applied to an attachment attached thereto. The present disclosure also provides an attachment for a machine that is configured to provide feedback to the machine it is configured to be attached to, wherein the feedback is representative of the force applied to the attachment. The present disclosure also provides a method of automatically controlling the ground speed of a machine based on feedback measured in an attachment attached to the machine.

Inventors: Berg; Casey Dean (Oskaloosa, IA), Khalamendik; Oleg (Pella, IA), Sanders; Ted Jay (Chariton, IA)

Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company

International Classification: E02F 3/65 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018