Plural Load Units Patents (Class 298/8R)
  • Patent number: 6120079
    Abstract: A garbage collection and transport system, in which a garbage vehicle (1) has a horizontal partition (4) for forming two stowage spaces (5, 6) located one above the other, is proposed. So that different types of garbage containers (9) can be emptied, the garbage vehicle (1) has a loading trough (22) which extends the partition (4) and which can be positioned with its end edge (29) in such a way that it is adapted to that chamber (14, 15) of the garbage container (9) which is in each case to be separated off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: MultiRec Patentverwertungs-und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
    Inventor: Rolf Schiller
  • Patent number: 5967615
    Abstract: A side dump body including a plurality of side dump body units pivotally mounted on a truck or trailer frame. Each of the side dump body units may be individually pivotally moved from a transport position to a dumping position whereby the contents of the dump body units may be dumped from the side of the truck or trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Circle R, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph R. Rogers
  • Patent number: 5795031
    Abstract: A top-dumping container handling vehicle for receiving, carrying and dumping at least one container having at least one locking slot is provided. The container handler has a frame which has an attached support structure. At least one container cradle for receiving and holding the container is supported by the support structure for movement between a centered position and at least one dump position. The container cradle includes at least one hooking or locking assembly that is movable between a hooked or locked position, wherein the locking assembly does not interfere with the loading of the container into the container cradle, and an unhooked or unlocked position, wherein the locking assembly engages the corresponding locking slot on the container, thereby preventing movement or shifting of the container relative to the container cradle. The container handling vehicle also has a dumping assembly which moves the container cradle between the centered and the dump position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Inventors: LeRoy G. Hagenbuch, Jamie L. Adams, James D. McPhail
  • Patent number: 5660446
    Abstract: An otherwise conventionally pivotal dumping primary hopper is disclosed having in addition to a discharge gate an entry door at the front and a receiving track within the bottom of the hopper. A traversing, nesting secondary hopper having a second discharge gate rides along a traversing rail ahead of the primary hopper. With the primary hopper emptied, a gear reduction drive is utilized to thrust the secondary hopper along the traversing rail, through the entry door, and into the primary hopper along the receiving track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Inventor: Edison Pernell Weatherly
  • Patent number: 5527098
    Abstract: An improved tailgate for a recyclable material container mounted on a vehicle chassis includes an upper door normally closing an upper compartment opening and a lower door normally closing a lower compartment opening. The upper door is pivotally connected at an upper portion thereof to an upper portion of the container. The lower door has a pair of support arms extending upwardly therefrom, each of which is movably connected at its upper portion to an upper portion of the container. The upper and lower doors each further includes a lifting mechanism for translating the respective door from a normally closed to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: The Heil Company
    Inventors: Bobby R. McKinney, Jerald G. Zanzig, Norman J. Glomski
  • Patent number: 5277537
    Abstract: A bale carrier having first and second rows of bale cradles pivotally mounted thereon and which are moveable between bale supporting positions and bale dumping positions. A plurality of first safety latches are mounted on the carrier adjacent one of the rows of bale cradles. A plurality of second safety latches are mounted on the carrier adjacent the second row of bale cradles. A plurality of third and fourth safety latches are mounted on the carrier adjacent the first and second rows of bale cradles. The first safety latches are operatively interconnected so that all of the first safety latches may be simultaneously moved together between latched and unlatched positions. The second safety latches are also operatively interconnected so that all of the second safety latches may be simultaneously moved together between their latched and unlatched positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 11, 1994
    Inventor: Charles R. Druse, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5256024
    Abstract: A pair of tiltable, flatbed sport vehicle transport trailers coupled in side-by-side arrangement. The invention is a modification which employs a common drawage hitch, for coupling thereto a pair of trailer drawbars, an axle extender for coupling the hubs of the side-by-side arranged trailers to form a common axle and an optional modification of each trailer drawbar fixing mounts that allows the drawbars of the individual trailers to be canted, that is obliquely postured so that the centerlines of the drawbars will then converge at a common point, to which is proximately fixed the common drawage hitch. Thereafter, a towing vehicle will be coupled to the common drawage hitch and the side-by-side pair of trailers drawn as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Inventor: Ronald A. Ross
  • Patent number: 5252020
    Abstract: A collection system of recyclable waste includes one or more central vehicles loaded by one or more satellite vehicles all which segregate recyclable materials from non-recyclable materials. The central vehicles are loaded through openings matched to the bins on the satellite vehicles, the latter which may dump their contents along different axes, permitting the bins to be sized flexibly to the openings of the central vehicle and allowing the waste to be loaded and unloaded with a minimum of labor and with reduced risk of commingling. The axis of dumping of the bins and the placement of the receiving openings of the collecting vehicles allow efficient unloading of the segregated material without interference from traffic or unnecessary manual operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Expert Disposal Service, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell C. Kinney, Donald C. Kinney, Lyle Paullin, Richard Paullin, Jeffrey W. Parrott, Donald Smith
  • Patent number: 5226699
    Abstract: The refuse collecting vehicle of the invention is used for collecting and transporting separate and distinct waste materials. The vehicle includes a vehicle chassis and a storage body rotatably mounted on the chassis. The storage body is rotated to deposit separated waste materials into associated distinct storage chambers located within the storage body. The storage chambers can be sequentially dumped by tilting the storage body at an angle with respect to the vehicle chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Inventor: Harold W. O'Daniel
  • Patent number: 5147003
    Abstract: A transport method is disclosed wherein relatively slow displacements with frequent stops and relatively rapid displacements with few stops may be efficiently performed with the same vehicle or the same vehicle unit. The slow displacements are made by means of one or more electric batteries and the rapid displacements are made by means of one or more thermal engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Societe Dite Sita
    Inventor: Bruno De Monclin
  • Patent number: 5137412
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new and improved trailer for unloading large cylindrical bales of hay. The trailer has a simple rectangular frame that holds hay bale carriers in place by a dual latch/keeper assembly mechanism. The dual latch/keeper assembly allows the cradle to tilt in either lateral direction to dump the hay bales on either side of the trailer. As a safety factor for the operator, the release for the latch/keeper assembly is on the opposite side from the side upon which the carrier dumps. The present invention may include a pedestal which holds a hay bale cradle over the wheels. The pedestal is removably mounted so that both the pedestal and the pedestal cradle can be removed thereby allowing the trailer to carry goods other than hay, such as irrigation pipe. The raised pedestal also allows for fenders over the wheels of the trailer. Fenders and lights are provided to ensure that the trailer is street worthy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Assignee: Gooseneck Trailer Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James A. McAdams, David S. Carrabba
  • Patent number: 5123800
    Abstract: A bale carrier comprising a wheeled frame having a plurality of bale cradles pivotally mounted, about a horizontal axis, thereon. The bale cradles may be selectively pivoted toward either side of the wheeled frame so that the bales may be dumped from either side of the carrier. A locking mechanism is provided for each of the bale cradles for preventing the dumping of the bales therefrom until the desired time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Inventor: Charles R. Druse, Sr.
  • Patent number: 5122025
    Abstract: A multiple compartment body comprises a housing having walls defining an interior storage area. An interior wall extends within the interior storage area for defining at least two compartments within the interior storage area. The interior wall is attached for movement between a position opening communication between the compartments and a position closing communication between the compartments. The interior wall is also movable within the interior storage area to selectively alter the respective sizes of the compartments. Movement of the interior wall is accomplished in response to fluid pressure from a location outside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: The Heil Co.
    Inventor: Norman J. Glomski
  • Patent number: 5085448
    Abstract: A stackable roll-off box comprises a generally rectangular bin having first and second opposing sides, first and second ends, and a bottom. Wheels are mounted to the bottom of the bin at the four corner regions thereof, the wheels being positioned for enabling the roll-off box to be rolled in a longitudinal direction. First and second rollers, which are smaller in diameter than the wheels, are mounted to bottom regions of the bin adjacent to one of its ends, each of the rollers being positioned outboard of a corresponding wheel and directly beneath an associated one of the bin sides. The rollers are mounted so that their peripheries are above the peripheries of the wheels. Plates are fixed to each side of the bin outboard of the rollers, the plates extending downwardly below lower regions of the rollers. An upwardly-opening roller-receiving recess is provided in upper regions of each of the bin sides above the rollers, the recesses being ramp shaped at one end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1992
    Inventor: Don B. Shubin
  • Patent number: 5074737
    Abstract: A vehicle having a bed pivotal from a trash collection position to a trash dumping position. The bed has inner walls for forming three compartments, a central compartment for receiving paper and two side compartments for receiving, respectively, metal materials and glass materials. The central compartment has a pusher ram which forces paper materials rearwardly toward a rear access door. The blade carries two skimmer plates in respective side compartments for skimming the top piles of waste materials in the two side compartments. The bed has rear side openings covered by doors which, when opened, allow materials to exit the side compartments when the bed is tilted. The vehicle has a lifting structure provided with a pair of pivotal blades for placement in the side guides of a container to be lifted into a dumping position above the top, front opening of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1991
    Inventors: Louis A. Pellegrini, Tom T. Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 5016896
    Abstract: A double bed snowmobile trailer includes an axle assembly, trailer support wheels rotatably mounted to the axle assembly to rotate about a common axle axis, a pair of trailer beds each mounted to the axle assembly to pivot independently of the other about the common axle axis, a draw bar pivotally connected with respect to the middle of the axle assembly and extending forwardly in normal relation to a vertical plane including the common axle axis, and means to releasably fasten each of the trailer beds to the draw bar to prevent rotation of the trailer bed with respect to the draw bar when the trailer beds are in a substantially horizontal over-the-road snowmobile transport position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Inventor: Robert L. Shafer
  • Patent number: 4981411
    Abstract: A tiltable truck body is specially adapted for loading, transport, and unloading of recyclable waste materials. Plural interior waste compartments are separated by independently controlled inner doors. Side mounted buckets mounted on roller tracks and connected to a hydraulic drive assembly by hinged lift arms permit separable curbside loading and dumping of waste material in confined areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: Rogers Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Larry W. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 4844675
    Abstract: A bale accumulator and optional caboose are controlled by a microprocessor-based control circuit associated with and controlling the baler which pulls the bale accumulator. The control circuit monitors bale switches actuated by the presence of bales on four tables, two switches indicating the position of a bale push bar, and three table switches indicating when individual ones of three of the tables are latched or released for dumping bales therefrom. An operator's panel provides a visual display of the status of the bale accumulator and includes switches which may be actuated by the operator. In response to the switches on the bale accumulator the control circuit controls the push bar to move bales from a center table onto a left or right table at the sides of the center table, or inhibits movement of the push bar so that a succeeding bale ejected from the baler pushes a bale on the center table onto a trailing fourth table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: Ford New Holland, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Strosser, Irwin D. McIlwain, Pierino Piccinato, Carl E. Bohman
  • Patent number: 4830436
    Abstract: A vehicle body having a frame, a pair of side dumpable compartments, and a rear dumpable compartment. Each of the side dumpable compartments is rotatably mounted to the frame such that the axis of rotation is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle body. Each of the side dumpable compartments has a well on the side of the compartment opposite the axis of rotation. A hydraulic actuator is disposed between the side dumpable compartment and the frame so as to cause the rotation and unloading of the side compartment. The rear dumpable compartment is rotatably connected to the frame such that the axis of rotation is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle body. This rear dumpable compartment has a tailgate that is selectably openable for permitting the dumping of material from the interior of this rear compartment. A hydraulic arm extends between the rear dumpable compartment and the frame so as to cause the rear dumpable compartment to rotate about its axis and to dump the materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1989
    Inventors: C. Leon Sockwell, John F. Kitterman, Kent B. Kitterman, Richard F. Koenig
  • Patent number: 4775283
    Abstract: Vehicle for transporting refuse or the like comprising a container (2) secured to the frame (1) of the vehicle and provided with a rear foldable wall, the container (2) being transversely separated with respect to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle into two parts, the front part (3) being secure to the frame (1) of the vehicle and the rear part (4) being connected to the frame (1) of the vehicle so as to tilt upwardly about a transversal axis (5) situated at the end of the vehicle; in the container (2) there is arranged a pusher plate (15) covering the inner cross-section of the container, connected to a pushing drive (16) and displaceably arranged from the end of the container situated on the driver side longitudinally at least up to the guiding area of the container (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Assignee: Firma Edgar Georg
    Inventors: Gerhard Krapp, Robert Wittal
  • Patent number: 4750785
    Abstract: A unique truss transportation trailer which provides a truss support trailer that may be easily and safely controlled by a single operator and which can be utilized to transport a large variety of truss sizes and configurations safely from the point of manufacture to the point of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Inventor: Jesse D. Helton
  • Patent number: 4666211
    Abstract: A multi-level transport truck apparatus, particularly suitable for use with trucks that release contents through rearward tilting of the container portion, having a main container portion divided into at least upper and lower container portions by plate members insertable within u-shaped channels within the main container and defining seperate container spaces. There is further provided rear door members corresponding to each of the container spaces for selectively dumping the contents of each of the spaces depending if the doors are secured or unsecured. Further, there are identification tags on each door member indicating the contents of each container space, with each tag removeable as the contents of the space is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Inventors: Gavin C. Smith, Gregory C. Smith, Flynn K. Smith
  • Patent number: 4500242
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling bales having a frame, an axle secured to the frame, and a pair of wheels rotatably attached to the axle for supporting the frame. A pair of arcuate shaped baskets is mounted on the frame for holding the bales. A pair of hydraulic cylinders are secured to the frame for receiving power take off from a tractor to pivot the baskets along the longitudinal axis thereof for dumping the bales onto the ground. The method includes the steps of loading the bales into the baskets and pivoting the baskets to dump the bales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Inventor: Douglas L. Beikman
  • Patent number: 4470747
    Abstract: A motorized vehicle has an elongated space between a drivers cab at the front and a garbage compactor at the rear, one side of the space being occupied by a glass collection bin and a can collection bin. The other side of the space is occupied by a newspaper receptacle, between a glass hopper and a can hopper. The collection bins move several feet laterally and then tilt to dump away from the side of the vehicle. The paper receptacle tilts to discharge. The hopper and vertical conveyors are enclosed and the conveyors cannot move unless the access doors are closed. All actuations are hydraulically powered with "dead man" safety control valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 11, 1984
    Assignee: Recycling & Conservation, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard L. Tichenor
  • Patent number: 4411572
    Abstract: A carrier for cylindrical bales of hay utilizes a single, elongate, tubular main body member with an axle and wheels mounted thereto for movement and drafting as a trailer. A plurality of bale supporting cradles are mounted along the main body member at intervals. The cradles are rotatable about a vertical axis for selectively carrying the bales with the bale longitudinal axes either longitudinally or transversely aligned to the main body member for loading by various types of equipment. The cradles are also tiltable from side to side of the main body member by a latch extending between the main body member and a cradle pivot structure to allow gravitational force to tilt the cradle and drop the bale onto the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1983
    Assignee: DewEze Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Dewey Hostetler
  • Patent number: 4313701
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a U-shaped bracket forms pivot pins by means of the bent-out end areas of the bracket arms, which pivot pins are insertable (and held by the resilience of the bracket) in recesses of the car container sidewalls. The U-shaped bracket has its respective arms engaging in lateral slots of the container insert. The removable container insert may be lowered into engagement with the U-shaped bracket after assembly of the bracket with the car container, with the dimensioning such that the container insert prevents disengagement of the retaining pins. Outwardly inclined parts of the bracket arms may engage in close fitting elongated slots of the container insert so that the container insert pivots as a unit with the supporting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1982
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Gerhard Brust
  • Patent number: 4289078
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention an open top railway car is provided in which the car body is divided longitudinally into at least two body sections having opposite ends which are pivotally mounted on vertically extending supports attached to a car underframe. The body sections include respective transversely spaced side walls, at least one end wall, and bottom walls having inner edges which abut and/or overlap in closed position to define the bottom of the car. To achieve increased volumetric carrying capacity, the bottoms are horizontal and extend outboard of the wheels. Each of the body sections is pivotable from the closed position to an open position in which the inner edges of the bottom walls are spaced apart to allow discharge of lading between the rails. An energy saving unloading system is also disclosed for unloading the cars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: ACF Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert S. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4242953
    Abstract: A garbage collecting truck having two separate compartments, one to receive recyclable materials, such as paper, fabric and the like, and the other to receive the remainder mainly non-recyclable waste of the garbage. The two compartments are of elongated shape, are mounted side by side on the truck chassis longitudinally of the same and both are inclined upwardly towards the front of the truck. Both compartments can be loaded from the rear of the truck by persons standing on the ground, and each has a hydraulic ram to push the loaded material forwardly. The recyclable material in the one compartment is formed into successive bales, any two of which can be stacked on a platform located ahead of the elevated discharge outlet of said one compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Inventor: Denis St-Gelais
  • Patent number: 4215964
    Abstract: A three-bale load is accumulated on the trailer as bales issue from the rear of the baler, whereupon the accumulated bales may be dumped all at the same location or singly as may be desired. Successive bales issuing from the baler arrive at a central platform from which they are alternately distributed to laterally disposed side platforms in an automated procedure. Once a side platform receives its bale, lockout mechanism prevents the transfer device from presenting the side platform with another bale until such time as the previous bale has been dumped. Once a bale has been dumped from a platform, the transfer device is automatically actuated, if indeed the next bale is ready to be transferred, for loading of the next bale onto the awaiting side platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1980
    Assignee: Hesston Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas G. Schrag, Amos G. Hill, Howard R. Lohrentz
  • Patent number: 4168932
    Abstract: A trailer adapted to carrying a plurality of vehicles, such as snowmobiles, includes a plurality of wheels and a pair of vehicle supporting trailer beds normally disposed in a use position in side-by-side relationship on a frame. Each one of the trailer beds is pivotally mounted on the frame at the rear edge thereof forwardly of the mid-point of the bed to enable it to tilt individually and independently backwardly until its rear edge contacts the ground for loading and unloading purposes and to enable the loaded bed to tilt back to its horizontal use position under the weight of the vehicle supported by it. Bumper devices are disposed on the frame for cushioning the movement of the bed under the weight of the vehicle, and latching devices hold the beds releasably in their horizontal position. Camming devices engage the beds as they move into their use positions for moving the latches to their release position, and spring biasing devices enable the latching devices to return to their holding positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1979
    Assignee: Nitram, Inc.
    Inventor: Bobby D. Clark
  • Patent number: 4162766
    Abstract: An auxiliary hopper is attached to the rear of a cinder spreading truck. The auxiliary hopper carries salt. The cinders and salt are discharged from their respective storage hoppers in predetermined proportions, are mixed and dumped onto a spreader for application to the roadway. A hydraulic control mechanism allows continuous variation of the proportions of salt and cinders in the mixture applied to the roadway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Inventors: Dale K. Ten Broeck, Stanley N. Cuson, Hal K. Sorenson
  • Patent number: 4148526
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for sorting trees in situ in the forest immediately after being cut, the steps of limbing and topping optionally being included prior to the sorting operation. To this end a vehicle is provided having at least four dumping bunks. Trees of different sizes or species are loaded into the different bunks. The inner two bunks dump to the rear of the vehicle, while the outer two bunks dump to the sides of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: Koehring Canada Limited
    Inventor: John Kurelek
  • Patent number: 4119222
    Abstract: A tree harvesting apparatus is provided with at least one movable pocket mounted on a vehicle for collecting cut trees. Each pocket extends parallel to the advancing direction of the apparatus and is movable in a horizontal plane, by means of a lever system, in a lateral direction. The pocket is arranged to move far enough horizontally to a position outside the profile of the apparatus, or, at least, to clear the outer edge of the wheels of the vehicle. In that position the trees can be dropped to the ground at the side of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1978
    Assignee: Rauma-Repola Oy
    Inventor: Matti Kaarnametsa
  • Patent number: 4111485
    Abstract: A dump truck having a telescoping container body which is initially telescoped to a reduced length to discharge a portion of the load therefrom in response to the telescoping action and thereafter elevated to discharge the remainder of the load in the manner of a conventional dump truck. The fully extended length of the container body, which determines the load carrying capacity of the container body, is greater than that which would normally be elevated to directly discharge the load therefrom in the manner of a conventional dump truck. The retracted length of the container body is no greater than the acceptable length of a container body for elevating to dump a load in a conventional manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1977
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1978
    Assignee: Diesel Equipment Limited
    Inventors: John C. Martin, Paul H. Martin
  • Patent number: 4079996
    Abstract: A trailer vehicle for hauling large cylindrical bales of hay comprises an elongated rectangular frame supported on an axle and wheels. The frame carries a plurality of rectangular frames in which the transverse members are curved in the form of an arc to match that of the bales of hay. The support frames are hinged about a longitudinal axis on sloping transverse support members which are a part of the vehicle frame. In the loaded and traveling position, the support frames are horizontal and are latched to the support members. When the bales are to be unloaded the latch is opening manually and the support frame can then tilt to the side permitting the bale to roll off of the support frame and onto the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1977
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1978
    Inventor: Julius D. Vansickle