US 9,807,939 B1
Spiked threshing bar and combine harvester thresher formed therewith
Ronald J. Kile, Rosalia, WA (US)
Filed by Ronald J. Kile, Rosalia, WA (US)
Filed on Oct. 6, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/876,527.
Int. Cl. A01F 12/34 (2006.01); A01F 12/22 (2006.01)
CPC A01F 12/22 (2013.01) 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A spiked threshing bar, comprising:
a rigid, integral, unitary threshing fixture includes a leading edge and an opposed trailing end, a first outer face and an opposed second outer face, a top threshing side and an opposed bottom threshing drum emplacement side;
the opposed first and second outer faces extend between the top threshing side and the opposed bottom threshing drum emplacement side of the threshing fixture from the leading edge of the threshing fixture to the trailing end of the threshing fixture;
the top threshing side includes a trailing threshing face and a leading threshing face that meet at a corner formed in the top threshing side, the corner is between the leading edge and the trailing end of the threshing fixture and extends from the first face to the second face;
the trailing threshing face extends between the opposed first and second outer faces of the threshing fixture from the trailing end to the corner;
the leading threshing face extends between the opposed first and second outer faces of the threshing fixture from the corner to the leading edge, and inclines downwardly relative to the trailing threshing face from the corner and meets, and cooperates with, the bottom threshing drum emplacement side and the opposed first and second outer faces of the threshing fixture at the leading edge to form a wedge in the threshing fixture;
a spike has a threshing surface, the spike extends outwardly from the leading threshing face to the threshing surface, the threshing surface extends outwardly from the leading threshing face, is between the leading edge and the corner, and is directed outwardly and forwardly of the leading threshing face toward the leading edge of the threshing fixture to be available for threshing crop cuttings ahead of the corner and the trailing threshing face; and
a threshing attack angle of from 100 degrees to 120 degrees between the threshing surface of the spike and the leading threshing face.