US 11,655,617 B2
System and method for monitoring the wear on a rotating ground engaging tool of an agricultural implement
Travis Lester Harnetiaux, Clarksville, TN (US)
Assigned to CNH Industrial America LLC, New Holland, PA (US)
Filed by CNH Industrial America LLC, New Holland, PA (US)
Filed on Apr. 26, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/395,892.
Prior Publication US 2020/0340215 A1, Oct. 29, 2020
Int. Cl. E02F 9/26 (2006.01); A01C 7/20 (2006.01); A01C 7/16 (2006.01); A01B 33/08 (2006.01)
CPC E02F 9/267 (2013.01) [A01B 33/087 (2013.01); A01C 7/16 (2013.01); A01C 7/203 (2013.01); E02F 9/264 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An agricultural implement, comprising:
a toolbar;
a plurality of row units configured to be supported by the toolbar, each row unit of the plurality of row units comprising:
a frame;
a disc opener rotatably supported relative to the frame;
a sensor supported relative to the disc opener, the sensor configured to detect a parameter indicative of wear on the disc opener; and
a gauge wheel rotatably coupled to the frame and actuatable to adjust a penetration depth of the disc opener; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the sensor of one or more of the plurality of row units, the controller configured to determine a status of the wear on the disc opener of the one or more of the plurality of row units based on sensor data received from the sensor.