TODAY’S PATENT – HARVESTER FOR POTATOES, BEETS AND OTHER ROOT CROPS
The Harvester for potatoes, beets and other root crops was invented by Klemens Kalverkamp on 6th September 2016, bearing patent number US9433145B2.
The present invention relates to a harvester for potatoes, beets or similar root crops is in the form of a self-propelled or pulled bunker harvester. It has an intermediate or transfer bunker receiving harvested root crop after a cleaning phase. From the receiving space of the bunker, the root crop can be discharged by means of a conveying device that forms at least partially in the bunker a floor conveyer, has a lateral transfer module and can be oriented substantially transversely to the travel direction of the harvester. The conveying device interacts with a wall-type movable support structure at least in the area of a longitudinal side of the receiving space that is facing away from the lateral transfer module.
The harvester has a wall-type movable support structure extends essentially vertically and delimits the receiving space of the transfer bunker at least at times during the filling phase and/or the discharge phase. The harvester has the wall-type movable support structure forms a substantially vertical longitudinal sidewall of the receiving space.