Abstract: A basket gate mechanism, including two opposed gate segments supported at its ends by pairs of different length arms interconnected by a mechanism to coordinate the movement of the segments which are opened and closed by a double acting hydraulic cylinder simplifying the opening and closing of the gate; a linkage device to support the gates minimizing torsional stress resulting from the gate being angled, and a pair of shear plates to control the level of the solids discharged onto the conveyor.
Abstract: A multiple purpose dump unit designed to be mounted on a vehicle for hauling, dumping, spreading and the collection of refuse as well as for distributing salt, sand and other aggregates. The unit has a single dump body with a sloping, fixed endgate and a longitudinally extending conveyor along the open bottom of the dump body, and the unit is provided with a spreader mechanism at the exit gate from the conveyor to facilitate spreading of salt, sand and other aggregates. The unit is pivotally mounted near its rear end so that it can be lifted by hydraulic cylinders for dumping, spreading aggregate, asphalt, etc. The dump unit can be sized so that the vehicle can navigate narrow streets and alleys and is mounted at a height and with sides of a height to meet the requirements for manual refuse loading.
July 22, 1998
Date of Patent:
July 25, 2000
Highway Equipment Company
Charles Martin, Michael Dean, Peter Cervelli
Abstract: A dump truck having a dump body with a central longitudinally extending conveyor and elongated internal panels moveable between upright storage positions next to the opposed parallel side walls of the truck body and inclined hopper positions extending downwardly and laterally inwardly between the side walls and the bottom of the dump body and toward the central conveyor. An external, longitudinally extending handle bar on each side of the dump body, is connected to the respective panel by a bank of longitudinally spaced, laterally extending, connecting rods for moving the panel between its storage and hopper positions. With the panels in their storage positions, the handle bars and connecting rods are pivotal upwardly together to upright storage positions against the outside of the dump body.
Abstract: A dumping apparatus for combines for collecting threshed material thereon and being adapted to automatically dump the threshed material therefrom when a predetermined weight is accumulated thereon. The apparatus comprises a bottom wall member which is pivotally mounted on the combine below the thresheld material discharge opening. The bottom wall member has a pair of upstanding wall members at its opposite sides and has a plurality of spaced apart tine members secured thereto and extending rearwardly therefrom. The forward end of the bottom wall member has a narrower width than the rearward end thereof to aid the threshed material in moving therefrom when the bottom wall member moves from its normally disposed horizontal position to its dumping position. The means for mounting the bottom wall member on the combine is rearwardly and forwardly adjustable relative to the bottom wall member so that the size of the loads or piles may be selectively varied.