Apparatus and method for testing seed singulation of a seed meter

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7086269
APP PUB NO 20060011647A1
SERIAL NO

10891890

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An apparatus and method of testing seed singulation of a seed meter. The apparatus includes a frame which supports the seed meter to be tested above a track within which is disposed a continuous flighted belt. A drive system is provided to drive the flighted belt and the seed meter at a preselected speed and seed discharge rate, respectively. In operation, seeds supplied to the seed meter are dispensed by the seed meter in its normal mode of operation onto the moving flighted belt. A sensor disposed along the path of travel of the belt detects the seeds within each passing cell. A computer records and registers data relevant to the singulation accuracy and efficiency of the seed meter.

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PRECISION PLANTING LLCTREMONT, IL53

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Dunlap, Don L Pekin, IL 8 159
Plattner, Chad E Tremont, IL 8 131
Sauder, Derek A Tremont, IL 39 473
Sauder, Gregg A Tremont, IL 27 388

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