Feed Means Outside Of Primary Supply Container Patents (Class 239/674)
  • Patent number: 10472778
    Abstract: A road finisher includes a lifting device which is designed to lift the chassis relative to the undercarriage at least in a rear region of the road finisher. The road finisher further comprises a material deflector, which can be pivoted relative to the chassis, and that is arranged between the two traction tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Schmidt, Martin Seibel, Philipp Stumpf
  • Patent number: 8870101
    Abstract: A spreading apparatus for spreading material onto a target area is disclosed. The spreading apparatus includes a container for the material, a discharge unit which discharges the material, a deflector door disposed on a discharge port of the discharge unit, a positioning device which positions the deflector door and a controller configured to control the deflector door so that the deflector door is positioned between a first closed position and a second open position. The material is substantially prevented from exiting through the discharge port when the deflector door is in the first position. The deflector door may further be positioned at a position between the first closed position and second open position to control a distance of the material discharged from the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Kuhn North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Gibson, George Cicci, Patrick Henry
  • Patent number: 8511588
    Abstract: A ground-driven spreader device featuring a frame with two wheels each enaged in a portion of a split axle; a hopper disposed atop the frame; a belt drive disposed on the frame with a cleated belt, the belt drive is operatively connected to the first axle of the first wheel wherein the belt drive causes the cleated belt to rotate causing material having fallen from the hopper to be propelled forwardly; a pair of spinner heads disposed in the frame; and a spinner head drive disposed on the frame, the spinner head drive is operatively connected to the second axle of the second wheel, the spinner head drive functions to cause the pair of spinner heads to propel material from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Benjamin D. Eckroth
  • Patent number: 8282026
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dispensing animal bedding material is provided for use in an industrial livestock production facility. Bedding material is delivered to the site in a primary dispensing vehicle, which is configured with a walking floor conveyor for allowing a smaller secondary dispensing vehicle to be loaded with the animal bedding material directly from the primary vehicle. The process includes distributing the animal bedding material evenly over the area to be treated directly from the rear of the secondary vehicle in one or more passes along the bedding area. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Malicky
  • Patent number: 6786435
    Abstract: A twin discharge conveyor mounted on a spreader truck is shown including two parallel mounted conveying mechanisms such as augers, belt conveyors and chain conveyors contained within a conveyor trough that is mounted laterally on a truck chassis adjacent the front end of a frame mounted material storage container. The conveying mechanisms are independently controlled by separate hydraulic motors so that material can be discharged to the left and to the right of the truck simultaneously and in varying amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Cives Corporation
    Inventor: Amiya Kumar Mishra
  • Patent number: 5755387
    Abstract: A spreader assembly for use with a dump-truck vehicle has a conventional spinner unit, an outer trough member mounted on the vehicle body with an outlet opening over the spinner unit, an inner trough member contained within the outer trough member and positioned with a discharge chute projected through the outer trough member outlet opening, and a hydraulic motor connected to the inner trough member for reciprocating the inner trough member with respect to the outer trough member to move materials to the spinner unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Inventor: David R. Hedrick
  • Patent number: 5501403
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spreading apparatus comprising a container for spreadable granular material which is provided with an outlet which is closable with a controllable metering valve and which connects to spreader members, a reservoir for liquid wetting agent whereof an outlet provided with a pump is connected via a feed conduit for wetting agent to the spreader members, wherein the feed conduit forms a siphon which extends above the filling level of the reservoir for liquid wetting agent and is provided with venting means and connects via an open feed conduit end to the spreader members, and to a distribution chamber therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1996
    Assignee: Schmidt Holding Europe GmbH
    Inventor: Cornelis B. van Vooren
  • Patent number: 5273211
    Abstract: The invention comprises a mobile trailer having a frame with a set of wheels on the frame for hauling the trailer and a pair of storage bins on the frame in side by side spaced relation with one bin adapted to a receive peat with a mixing blade to mix the peat and the other bin adapted to receive sand. The bins have openings along their bottoms and connecting openings along their vertical front walls with vertically adjustable plates to vary the sizes of the vertical openings. Horizontal conveyors are mounted beneath the bottom openings to the bins. Collecting and mixing blades are in the front of the trailer and a rotating spreader mounted to the rear upper portion of the trailer. An inclined conveyor is mounted with its lower end beneath the mixing blade and its upper end above the spreader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1993
    Inventors: Michael J. Pierce, Kevin J. Pierce, Wayne A. Pierce, Lyle S. Pierce, Randal J. Dufault
  • Patent number: 5267696
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle is convertible to a first mode for broadcasting liquid agricultural material and to a second mode for broadcasting dry agricultural material. The vehicle includes a single main tank which is used in the first mode to transport liquid and in the second mode to transport dry material. The tank converges to an apex at the base and an auger is positioned within the tank extending upwardly from the apex to emerge from the tank at the top of the front wall. When filled with liquid, the auger is plugged at its discharge end allowing the auger tube to be filled with the liquid. When working in the second mode, the plug is opened and the auger extracts the dry material from the main tank and deposits it onto a pair of conveyor chains each forming a curtain of material which divides into separate receptacles for transportation to separate material supply tubes of a pair of booms extending outward to each side of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1993
    Inventor: Charles Balmer
  • Patent number: 4919583
    Abstract: This invention relates to a trailer for transporting solid, loose materials. The trailer features an elongated frame which is attached to a towing vehicle and which carries a bin for containing the solid material. A discharge means is associated with the bin to effect discharge of the material therefrom. The material is conveyed after discharged by a conveying means along a path which extends from the discharge means, over at least a portion of the towing vehicle, and to a dumping point forward of the towing vehicle. This path lies substantially in the vertical plane of the long axis of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Inventor: William J. Speakman, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4575010
    Abstract: A heated sand spreader apparatus has an inclined elongated screw conveyor mounted at the rear end of a mobile chassis for receiving and conveying sand in a rearward direction along a spiraling path. A plurality of heat generators are attached to the conveyor for directing heat on the sand grains moving within the conveyor. The grains are heated to such a degree that upon subsequent contact with ice on a road surface the grains will melt the ice and deposit in it. After the ice refreezes the grains form a granular surface on the ice. The apparatus includes a broadcast-type spreader supported from the auger conveyor which receives heated sand therefrom and is operated to uniformly broadcast the sand grains on the road surface at the rear of the mobile chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Inventor: Harold M. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 4478369
    Abstract: Granular spreader apparatus for easy attachment to, and detachment from, a truck equipped with a hopper bed, including dual troughs that each house a continuous conveyor belt that overlies a slotted trough which permits granular material of dissimiliar size and weight, such as fertilizer, herbicide, limestone, and other agricultural particulates of dissimiliar size and weight, to be substantially uniformly distributed from the initial point of deposit at the inboard end of the conveyor belt to the outboard extremity of the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1984
    Assignee: Hawk Eye, Inc.
    Inventor: Hubert B. Von Holten
  • Patent number: 4106703
    Abstract: A lawn treating spreader cart is provided capable of carrying, measuring, mixing, and spreading multiple lawn treatment materials while, at the same time, being compact enough for hand operation. This is accomplished by positioning bins of various treatment materials transversely across the width of the chassis. The bins have proximate, transversely positioned outlets for depositing measuring quantities of treatment material upon a forwardly moving belt, these being spread over a wide area by an adjustable rotor. Means are provided for adjusting the width of the area to be treated and for temporarily stopping the spread while the cart is being moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1978
    Assignee: Lawn Doctor, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Magda