Seed-double eliminator for a planting unit

  • US 9,693,498 B2
  • Filed: 12/18/2014
  • Issued: 07/04/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/25/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A seed-double eliminator for a seeding machine, the seeding machine moving seed along a circular seed path that is adjacent, at least in part, to a seed-carrying surface of a metering member of the seeding machine, the seed-double eliminator comprising:

  • an aperture included in the seed-carrying surface;

    a paddle included on the metering member, the paddle extending away from the seed-carrying surface toward the seed path; and

    at least one seed-double projection included on the metering member, the at least one seed-double projection extending away from the seed-carrying surface toward the seed path and being configured differently than the paddle;

    wherein the aperture is located, at least in part, between the paddle and the at least one seed-double projection along the seed path;

    wherein the at least one seed-double projection prevents, at least in part, retention on the metering member of at least one seed of a seed double pair.

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