Windrow merger

  • US 8,511,052 B2
  • Filed: 12/22/2010
  • Issued: 08/20/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/15/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A windrow merger configured for moving along a forward direction of travel, comprising:

  • a) a pickup and transfer unit defining a trough in which material is conveyed, the unit including a merger head and a belt conveyor, the merger head including a plurality of tines that rotate during operation;

    a comb at least partially defining slots through which the tines pass during rotation; and

    b) a rub rail mounted on the pickup and transfer unit intermediate the comb and the belt conveyor and within the trough, the rub rail having a tube portion including an upper surface forming a continuous unobstructed rounded surface arcing rearward and downward toward the belt conveyor.

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