US 9,807,926 B2
Agricultural harvesting machine
Andreas Wilken, Bissendorf (DE); Christoph Heitmann, Warendorf (DE); Bastian Bormann, Guetersloh (DE); Joachim Baumgarten, Beelen (DE); Sebastian Neu, Bad Laer (DE); and Boris Kettelhoit, Guetersloh (DE)
Assigned to CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH, Harsewinkel (DE)
Filed by CLAAS Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen GmbH, Harsewinkel (DE)
Filed on Jul. 27, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/220,788.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2015 113 527 (DE), filed on Aug. 17, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0049045 A1, Feb. 23, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A01D 34/00 (2006.01); A01D 41/127 (2006.01); A01D 41/14 (2006.01); A01D 41/06 (2006.01); A01D 43/08 (2006.01); A01D 82/02 (2006.01); A01D 101/00 (2006.01)
CPC A01D 34/008 (2013.01) [A01D 41/06 (2013.01); A01D 41/127 (2013.01); A01D 41/141 (2013.01); A01D 43/085 (2013.01); A01D 82/02 (2013.01); A01D 2101/00 (2013.01)] 27 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An agricultural harvesting machine, comprising:
a header designed as a front harvesting attachment, for cutting and picking up crop; and
a driver assistance system for controlling the header, wherein the driver assistance system comprises a memory for storing data and a computing device for processing the data stored in the memory;
wherein a plurality of selectable harvesting process strategies is stored in the memory;
wherein the header comprises components selected from the group consisting of a reel, a knife bar, a cutterbar table and an intake auger,
wherein the driver assistance system sets header parameters which are selected from any of the group consisting of a knife bar height, a cutting angle, a cutterbar table length, a reel position (horizontal), a reel position (vertical), an intake auger speed, a reel speed, a cutting frequency, and environmental information,
wherein the driver assistance system controls multiple intake auger fingers which are assigned to the intake auger by setting at least an extension angle of the intake auger to extend each of the multiple intake auger fingers out of the intake auger and at least a retraction angle to retract each of the multiple intake auger fingers into the intake auger, relative to a roller rotation and cyclically in each case,
wherein the computing device autonomously determines at least one machine parameter and specifies the at least one machine parameter to the header in order to implement at least one selected harvesting process strategy.