Plural Inlets For Diverse Solid Materials Patents (Class 241/604)
  • Patent number: 6199781
    Abstract: An animal feed processor for producing a mixture of baled crop material and a supplemental feed. The animal feed processor comprises a container for receiving baled crop material mounted on a chassis and a hopper for receiving the supplemental feed also mounted on the chassis. A disintegrator for shredding the baled crop material is mounted within the container that also has a slot on one side to discharge the disintegrated baled crop material. The hopper includes an auger mechanism for discharging the supplemental feed from the hopper to the same side of the animal feed processor as the disintegrated baled crop material. The animal feed processor further includes a fork lift mounted on the back end of the chassis for lifting bales into the baled crop material container and a hitch at the front end of the chassis for coupling the animal feed processor to a tractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Bridgeview Mfg. Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Hruska