(under the class definition) Apparatus comprising an earth working means in combination with an independent spaced means for severing or shredding crops without disturbing the soil, said independent means being used simultaneously with said earth working means.
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39, for a driven earth working element with a cleaner spaced from the ground surface.
66, for earth working elements with a cooperating driven cleaner which may act to sever vines or vegetation collected on the implement.
606+, and the subclasses there noted, for earth working elements with relatively movable cutting or cleaning means to remove vegetation or debris that has collected on the implement.
681+, especially subclass 752 for earth working elements having sharpened edges or portions which may serve to sever crops or vegetation coming in contact with the elements.
SEE OR SEARCH CLASS 56, Harvesters, appropriate subclasses for plant severing or shredding means, per se, which do not disturb the earth.
171, Unearthing Plants or Buried Objects,
5, for unearthing devices with additional vertical cutter for vegetation.