Narrow row corn head with staggered height gathering chains

  • US 5,924,269 A
  • Filed: 11/22/1996
  • Issued: 07/20/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/22/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A row crop header for an agricultural harvesting machine comprising:

  • a frame; and

    a plurality of substantially parallel row units mounted to said frame having a frame end and a head end, the plurality of row units including a first row unit and a second row unit adjacent the first row unit, the first row unit including first and second substantially parallel gatherers extending in first and second offset planes, respectively, the second row unit including third and fourth gatherers extending substantially parallel to the first and second gatherers, the third gatherer extending in a third plane and the fourth gatherer extending in a fourth plane offset from the third plane, wherein the first and fourth gatherers overlap between the first and second row units at the head end, whereby the first and second row units accommodate narrowly spaced crop rows.

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