Abstract: A device is used to extract manure from bedding material in a manner that maximizes the amount of manure extracted from the bedding material. The device includes a detachable scoop head having a plurality of apertures, a detachable motor assembly coupled to the scoop head for vibrating the device, and a detachable handle coupled to the motor assembly via a connector. The handle can include a power pack for supplying electrical power to the motor assembly. The apertures are preferably formed between elongated elements. The power pack, which can be housed within the handle, forms a counterweight to the scoop head when the device is lifted. The device can further include a stand having a release mechanism coupled to the device, wherein the release mechanism releases the stand in a fully deployed position to facilitate raising the scoop head.
March 9, 2004
Date of Patent:
May 16, 2006
Axiom International Group, LLC
Glenn A. Roberson, Jr., Glenn A. Roberson, III, Paul Domato