Highline Manufacturing Ltd.
|Highline Manufacturing Ltd. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150083834||REDUCING TWINE WRAP ON BALE PROCESSOR SHAFTS - Wrapping of twine on a chain and slat conveyor in a bale processor is reduced. The bale processor has a bale chamber, a chain bed forming a bottom of the bale chamber and a disintegrator roller mounted along one side. Driven and idler shafts extend adjacent to opposite first and second sides of the chain bed. Front, middle, and rear sprockets are mounted to front, middle, and rear portions of the shafts, and corresponding front, middle, and rear conveyor chains engage corresponding sprockets. Conveyor slats are attached to the chains. Wrapping of twine is reduced by supporting the shafts only at front and rear ends thereof such that the sprockets and shafts rotate unsupported between front and rear bearings on walls of the bale chamber. Scraper devices can be mounted adjacent to front and rear sprockets to prevent the build-up of twine on the shafts.||03-26-2015|
|20120311875||TWINE CUTTER FOR A BALE PROCESSOR - A twine cutting apparatus for a bale processor has a guide extending along a length of a floor of the bale chamber, and a knife engaged in the guide and configured such that the knife can slide along the length of the drum and such that a cutting edge of the knife contacts twine wrapped around an outer surface of the drum. A rigid handle is attached at a knife end thereof to the knife and is configured to be gripped by an operator at a grip end thereof outside the bale chamber. A twine access area can be provided on the drum surface to facilitate cutting twine, and the apparatus can be stored inside the bale chamber during operation of the bale processor.||12-13-2012|
|20120055129||ROTARY MOWER FOR APPLYING CHEMICALS TO VEGETATION - A chemical applying apparatus for use on a rotary mower that includes a mower deck, a blade pan under the mower deck mounted to a driven shaft, and a plurality of blades attached to the blade pan. A slinger ring is attached to a top surface of the blade pan such that a center of the slinger ring substantially coincides with a rotational axis of the driven shaft, and a bottom edge of the slinger ring is sealed to the blade pan. The slinger ring slopes upward and inward from the bottom edge thereof to the top edge thereof. Discharge ports extend through the blade pan adjacent to and inside the slinger ring. A conduit is fixed to the mower deck and oriented to direct chemical onto the top surface of the blade pan inside the slinger ring, and a chemical source delivers chemical through the conduit.||03-08-2012|
|20110139910||BALE PROCESSOR FOR MIXING TWO BALES - A bale processor apparatus has a bale chamber configured to hold a front bale in the chamber forward of a rear bale in the chamber. A disintegrator apparatus removes shredded material from the front bale and forms a front stream of shredded material moving laterally, and removes shredded material from the rear bale and forms a rear stream of shredded material. An exhaust opening in the bale chamber adjacent to the front bale is oriented such that the front stream passes laterally through the exhaust opening. A conveyor receives the rear stream and carries same forward and moves same into contact with the front stream such that the rear stream is carried out through the exhaust opening with the front stream.||06-16-2011|
|20090184491||STEERING FOR TOWED IMPLEMENTS - An implement includes a caster wheel pivotally attached to the implement to support the implement for movement. A steering link is engaged with the caster wheel, and an actuator is operative to move the steering link from a neutral position to a controlling position. When the steering link is in the neutral position, the caster wheel can pivot about the caster axis through a 360 degree pivot range. When the steering link is moved to the controlling position, the caster wheel is oriented to roll toward a first side of the implement.||07-23-2009|
Patent applications by Highline Manufacturing Ltd.