Narrow row corn head with staggered height row units

  • US 5,884,464 A
  • Filed: 12/12/1996
  • Issued: 03/23/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/12/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A row crop header for a harvesting machine comprising:

  • a frame; and

    a plurality of substantially parallel row units mounted to the frame and extending in a row unit plane, the plurality of row units having a frame end and a head end and including a first row unit and a second row unit adjacent the first row unit, the first row unit including a first gatherer and a second gatherer, the first and second gatherers extending in a first plane parallel to the row unit plane, the second row unit including a third gatherer and a fourth gatherer, the third and fourth gatherers extending in a second plane parallel to the first plane, wherein the first and second planes are offset, and the second gatherer of the first row unit overlaps the third gatherer of the second row unit at the head end.

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