Feed system of a mining combine

  • US 4,461,512 A
  • Filed: 09/23/1982
  • Issued: 07/24/1984
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/03/1981
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A feed system of a mining combine comprising:

  • a drive gearwheel installed on said combine;

    a track consisting of individual tubular segments connected to one another for limited relative rotation;

    a traction rack extending along said track and being engageable with said drive gearwheel, said traction rack consisting of individual pivotally interconnected segments including side members interconnected by equally spaced pins, said pins meshing with said drive gearwheel; and

    pivotal joints connecting said traction rack to said track for rotation thereabout, said pivotal joints being located at points of joints between said segments of said track;

    wherein positive engagement of said rack with said drive gearwheel is maintained.

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