US 9,807,931 B2
Monitoring of operating modes for harvesters
Daniel J. Corbett, Thibodaux, LA (US); and Bryan E. Dugas, Napoleonville, LA (US)
Assigned to Deere & Company, Moline, IL (US)
Filed by DEERE & COMPANY, Moline, IL (US)
Filed on Apr. 24, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/695,397.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/005,712, filed on May 30, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0342118 A1, Dec. 3, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 7/70 (2006.01); A01D 41/127 (2006.01); A01D 45/10 (2006.01)
CPC A01D 41/127 (2013.01) [A01D 41/1274 (2013.01); A01D 45/10 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for monitoring operating modes of a harvester, the harvester including a first hydraulic circuit for driving a first harvesting device, the method comprising:
determining a first lower pressure limit for the first hydraulic circuit;
interfacing one or more controllers with a pressure sensor operably coupled to the first hydraulic circuit to determine a first current hydraulic pressure for the first hydraulic circuit;
comparing, via the one or more controllers, the first current hydraulic pressure to the first lower pressure limit; and
identifying, via the one or more controllers, a current operating mode for the harvester, based upon, at least in part, the comparing of the first current hydraulic pressure to the first lower pressure limit;
wherein the current operating mode includes one of a waiting mode, a transport mode, a maneuvering mode, and a harvesting mode.