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Title: Pruning apparatus and method

Abstract

The present invention is an automated pruning apparatus that requires little or no follow-up hand pruning and requires no sensors to avoid supportive trunks or posts. The present invention uses at least one pair of flat, close angled toothed, counter rotating blades. Woody branches are directed to the counter rotating blades first with a lifting arm and secondly by a quilled drum. 16 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
563653
Patent Number(s):
5,694,753
Application Number:
PAN: 8-615,552
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Inst., Richland, WA (United States) PTO; SCA: 090800; PA: EDB-98:013510; SN: 98001896324
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Dec 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; CUTTING TOOLS; TREES; SHRUBS; DESIGN; CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES

Citation Formats

Dellinger, R.D. Pruning apparatus and method. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Dellinger, R.D. Pruning apparatus and method. United States.
Dellinger, R.D. Tue . "Pruning apparatus and method". United States.
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