Seeding machine with seed delivery system

  • US 9,861,031 B2
  • Filed: 02/09/2015
  • Issued: 01/09/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/02/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A seeding machine for a row unit having a seed meter with a plurality of apertures through which an air pressure differential is applied to retain seed thereon, the seed meter movable to convey seed from a seed reservoir, the seeding machine comprising:

  • a seed delivery apparatus comprisingan elongated housing having a first opening through which seed is received, a second opening through which seed exits, and an elongated interior chamber along which seed is conveyed from the first opening to the second opening,a first pulley,a second pulley,an endless member driven by the first pulley and/or the second pulley, the endless member movable within the elongated interior chamber of the elongated housing to receive seed from the first opening and convey seed to the second opening; and

    a loading surface movable with respect to the endless member and positioned to contact and initially guide seed from the seed meter into the seed delivery apparatus.

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