Mounted On Surface Contacting Support Or Guide Patents (Class 37/270)
  • Patent number: 10227752
    Abstract: An aero-excavation apparatus for collecting a fractured soil material using a vacuum hose, the apparatus comprising: a main frame; a motor mounted on the main frame; a traction and direction system in driving arrangement with the motor for driving and operating the main frame; and a blower in driving engagement with the motor; wherein the blower is in fluid communication with the vacuum hose for collecting the fractured soil material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GÉNIX DÉVELOPPEMENT
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Naud, Mathieu Bouchard
  • Publication number: 20150135559
    Abstract: A plow blade guard adapted for attachment to a selected plow blade, particularly a plow blade attached to an ATV, and method of use is disclosed. The plow blade guard includes an elongated tubular member having an elongated slot formed along its length, the elongated slot is adapted to receive the cutting edge or lower edge of a selected plow blade. The plow blade guard is held place by an attachment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: TORNEY DREAM PLOW, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Tordik
  • Publication number: 20140366406
    Abstract: A snow or material pushing device for plowing a surface including a moldboard with a scraper blade, and having side plates attached at either end. The side plates further include skid or wear shoes pivotally or rotationally affixed to the side plates to remain in full contact with the surface, thereby reducing the need to adjust and replace the scraper blade and wear shoes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Pro-Tech Manufacturing and Distribution, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Guggino, James Maier, Jerre Heyer
  • Patent number: 8832973
    Abstract: A devise which is a blade which is connected to two wheels, one at either end of the blade. A handle is also connected to the blade which is a person uses to pull the device across the surface of material to be moved. The device can be used to move material such as dirt or sand in a manner which allows easy leveling of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Jefry Stuart Gallacci
  • Publication number: 20140230289
    Abstract: A shovel device designed for pulling along a surface to remove accumulated snow. The preferred device includes a substantially vertical blade having a curved surface, a pair of wheels, and a handle. The blade further includes an attachment collar, one on each surface of the blade. The handle is releasably attached to the blade through one of the two attachment collars to allow either pushing or pulling the blade through, e.g., a snow pile. The wheels, which may pivot about a vertical axis, are mounted to the convex surface of the vertical blade, via a bracket or other suitable connector, to facilitate movement of the device along a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Cedric D. Barron
  • Patent number: 8782930
    Abstract: A clearing strip (1) for the clearing blade of a snowplow, which strip is provided at the top with a steel fastening neck for fastening to the clearing blade, wherein a curbstone deflector (2) is arranged at least on a lateral edge of the clearing strip (1), wherein the lateral edge of the clearing strip (1) can be inserted into a recess in the curbstone deflector (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kueper GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Thomas
  • Patent number: 8732989
    Abstract: The present snowplow wheel kit converts a standard snowplow for use on unimproved surfaces. The snowplow wheel kit is designed to support the weight of the snowplow blade on swiveling wheel assemblies which are mounted to the rear of the snowplow blade and have the ability to turn in all directions. The tires ride on top of the unimproved surface, allowing the edge of the snowplow blade to travel just above the ground surface, thus removing the snow without the blade coming in direct contact with the soft underlying surface. The swivel feature of the wheel assemblies allows the blade to travel over the surface smoothly while maintaining the desired height of the blade edge from the surface. In addition, this feature allows for the plow blade to be fully functional when back-plowing, using the rear of the plow blade to drag snow while the vehicle is moving rearward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Ron Turnbull
  • Patent number: 8631593
    Abstract: A manually driven, skid mounted removal device for clearing accumulated snow has a structural member with a generally “U” shaped handle. A handle first end is located on a first anterior vertical support middle. A handle second end is located on a second anterior vertical support middle. The handle is located at an angle between 0 and 90 degrees with respect to a ground surface. The device has a generally wedge shaped blade located on a top of the structural member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: Lynn A. Ferris
  • Publication number: 20140000132
    Abstract: A roof top snow removing apparatus includes a plowing unit configure to plow snow disposed upon a roof top, a motor unit coupled to and providing a motive force for the plowing unit, a track system to guide the motor unit about the roof top, and a controller to control the motor unit based on received input from a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Fahad Alammari
  • Patent number: 8607481
    Abstract: An attachment for a plow blade and the like typically, used for removal of snow or in earth grading and moving. The attachment provides a contoured surface engagement element for the blade edge allowing it to ride over protruding surface obstacles without direct damaging engagement therewith. The attachment is selectively secured along the length of the blade edge by mounting brackets having quick release and mounted threaded frictional engagement elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Alec Lukasko
  • Publication number: 20130212914
    Abstract: A manual snow moving device designed for pulling along a surface to remove accumulated snow. The preferred device includes a substantially vertical blade having a curved surface, a pair of wheels, and a handle. The handle is preferably attached to a concave surface of the vertical blade to allow pulling the blade through, e.g., a snow pile. The handle may be pivotable, allowing it to be attached to either the front or back of the blade. The wheels, which may pivot about a vertical axis, are mounted to the convex surface of the vertical blade, via a bracket or other suitable connector, to facilitate movement of the device along a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Cedric D. Barron
  • Publication number: 20130212915
    Abstract: The present application discloses a damping member that can be used during mounting of a plow blade edge to a moldboard. In one exemplary embodiment, a plow blade comprises a plow blade edge, a damping member, and at least one fastener. The plow blade edge has at least one aperture extending therethrough for mounting the plow blade to the moldboard. The damping member is positioned between the plow blade edge and the moldboard such that no portion of the plow blade edge contacts the moldboard when the plow blade is mounted to the moldboard. The at least one fastener extends through the at least one aperture of the plow blade edge and at least one aperture of the damping member to mount the plow blade to the moldboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: IRONHAWK INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION LLC
    Inventor: Ironhawk Industrial Distribution LLC
  • Publication number: 20130145658
    Abstract: A plow blade guard adapted for attachment to a selected plow blade and method of use is disclosed. The plow blade guard includes an elongated tubular member having an elongated slot formed along its length, the elongated slot is adapted to receive the cutting edge or lower edge of a selected plow blade. The plow blade guard is held place by brackets, chains and clamps. The guard may include handles to facilitate installation and removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Tomey dream Plow, LLC
    Inventor: CHRISTOPHER J. TORDIK
  • Patent number: 8381421
    Abstract: A frame for mounting an implement to a vehicle having wheels includes elongated frame members for supporting the implement and drive members that are mounted on the elongated frame members. The drive members contact the wheels of the vehicle and receive a driving force from the wheels. The frame is mounted to the vehicle only on the vehicle wheels, and is able to pivot to follow the steering motion of the vehicle wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Snap-N-Go-Products
    Inventors: Thomas E. Lhota, Danny T. Miller
  • Publication number: 20120297648
    Abstract: A device for trimming the high points off of the ice of a curling rink includes an elongated blade mounted to an elongated mounting block, and a plurality of setscrews threaded into threaded openings in the mounting block for adjusting the flatness of the blade, enabling a long blade to be used that is both accurate and relatively inexpensive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: William W. Wood, Cynthia J. Kortebein
  • Publication number: 20120260537
    Abstract: A plow edge having improved durability and performance is provided which can comprise an elastomeric material, for example, a styrene elastomeric material. The present disclosure provides a plow blade edge system for mounting to a mold board of a plow comprising an adapter blade, at least two elastomeric blade segments wherein each segment is selectively reversible to present first and second edges; a clamp bar wherein the clamp bar is mounted to the adapter blade with the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured therebetween; and, each of the at least two elastomeric blade segments secured selectively in a first position or a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Kent Winter, Phil Prucey
  • Patent number: 8209887
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wear shoe for use with utility equipment comprising a unitary housing having therein at least one cavity containing a wear resistant insert bound within the unitary housing and methods for making the same. Most preferably, the wear resistant insert is a ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Syamal Kumar Ghosh
  • Publication number: 20120117831
    Abstract: A snow removal system for artificial turf and other fragile surfaces is disclosed. The present invention comprises a tubular metallic pipe or sleeve of a length sufficient to cover the entire blade on a snowplow, having flared or curved-up end components, a channel in which the snowplow blade can be placed, and relatively large-surface-area “footies” to disperse the weight of the snowplow blade and system. The footies can have flared or curved-up edges so that they can glide over the artificial turf surface instead of digging in or otherwise damaging the surface. In other embodiments, the system is used without footies. A means of attaching the device to various snowplows is described as is a recommended method of using the system to remove snow from a surface. It is to be understood that the system can be used on other, relatively fragile surfaces in addition to artificial turf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventors: Gregory Gatewood Lathrop, Taylor Sue Lathrop
  • Publication number: 20120047777
    Abstract: A snow pusher has a blade sloping upward between a front lower and a rear upper edges interconnected by opposite side edges. A handle is carried upwardly and reardwardly from the blade for manual gripping by an operator. A support sled disposed at least partially beneath the blade extends rearwardly away from the front lower edge of the blade, and spans between opposite sides of the sled respectively disposed adjacent the opposite side edges of the blade. An underside of the sled, at a position adjacent each side thereof, slopes upward from a flat portion of the underside to the respective side of the sled. The sled provides significant area over which the weight of snow on the blade is distributed to minimize sinking of the pusher into snow over which it is slid during use, while the curved sides prevent the sled from digging into the snow during turns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory S. Andreas
  • Patent number: 8033036
    Abstract: The present snowplow wheel kit converts a standard snowplow for use on unimproved surfaces. The snowplow wheel kit is designed to support the weight of the snowplow blade on swiveling wheel assemblies which are mounted to the rear of the snowplow blade and have the ability to turn in all directions. The tires ride on top of the unimproved surface, allowing the edge of the snowplow blade to travel just above the ground surface, thus removing the snow without the blade coming in direct contact with the soft underlying surface. The swivel feature of the wheel assemblies allows the blade to travel over the surface smoothly while maintaining the desired height of the blade edge from the surface. In addition, this feature allows for the plow blade to be fully functional when “back-plowing”, using the rear of the plow blade to drag snow while the vehicle is moving rearward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Ron Turnbull
  • Publication number: 20110099858
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed technology comprise a device for removing precipitation from the top of a vehicle. The device is mounted on the top of a vehicle and comprises a blade operatively connected to first and second side rails, the side rails adapted for fixed engagement with an upper portion or top of a vehicle, the blade configured to move along the rails. In this manner, the blade, as it moves along the top of a vehicle, removes the ice, snow, and/or debris on the vehicle. The vehicle may be a truck, trailer, sport utility vehicle (SUV), minivan, van, train, or the like. The blade may be moved along the rails using a configuration of sprockets and chains, cables and pulleys, and/or racks and pinions. The device may be powered by a motor or operated manually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Mario Jakus, Troy DePillis
  • Patent number: 7874085
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a plow blade edge device for mounting to a moldboard of a plow comprising at least one adapter blade including a bottom edge having a carbide insert along at least a portion of the bottom edge. The device further includes at least one moldboard shoe selectively reversible to present the adapter blade at a first angle or a second angle. The device further includes at least one impact bar mounted to a front side of the adapter blade. The at least one moldboard shoe can include a bottom edge having a carbide insert along at least a portion of the bottom edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Winter Equipment Company
    Inventors: Kent Winter, Phil Prucey
  • Publication number: 20100319224
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wear shoe for use with utility equipment comprising a unitary housing having therein at least one cavity containing a wear resistant insert bound within the unitary housing and methods for making the same. Most preferably, the wear resistant insert is a ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Syamal K. Ghosh
  • Patent number: 7836615
    Abstract: Wear resistors adapted for use in wear parts comprising steel castings for replaceable attachment to snow plows, road machinery equipment, agriculture, and construction excavator teeth. The wear castings provide a replaceable member for wear affected parts of equipment used for cutting, scraping, digging, plowing, etc. Each replaceable wear part can comprise a hard, impact resistant metal of high shear strength having at least one cavity filled with an abrasion resistant weldment or resistor. The abrasion resistant weldment can be placed proximal to the wear edges or wear surfaces of the expendable and replaceable wear parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Winter Equipment Company
    Inventor: Kent Winter
  • Patent number: 7823252
    Abstract: An accessory for a blower having a first end with a connector assembly for connecting the accessory to the blower, a second end for directing air under pressure from the blower, a lower blade portion extending at least partly between the first end and the second end for facilitating a pneumatic shoveling operation, and an upper funnel portion extending at least partly between the first end and the second end for facilitating a pneumatic sweeping operation. The accessory can be selectively connected to the blower via the connector assembly so that the air under pressure from the blower cooperates with the lower blade portion and the upper funnel portion to perform a combined pneumatic shoveling/sweeping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Gus Labrasciano
  • Patent number: 7823303
    Abstract: A fluid shovel apparatus that pushes and lifts loose material such as snow, leaves, sand, dirt, grass clippings, mulch, or the like. The present invention includes at least one fluid exhaust port extending through a blade. Pressurized fluid is ejected through the at least one fluid exhaust port extending through the blade and ejects towards loose material. The loose material floats on a cushion of pressurized fluid that forms between the blade and the loose material. The loose material is pushed away from the blade and is lifted in an upward direction. Additionally, the fluid shovel apparatus may further include a soft pad and an ice scraper blade to assist in removing material from a surface of a motor vehicle. Additionally, the fluid shovel apparatus may be used to deliver a fire suppressant pressurized fluid upon a material that is burning. Additionally, the fluid shovel apparatus may be used to clear snow from railroad train tracks ahead of a railroad train car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventors: Brian H. Nagamatsu, Felicia M. Nagamatsu
  • Patent number: 7784200
    Abstract: A fluid shovel apparatus that pushes and lifts loose material such as snow, leaves, sand, dirt, grass clippings, mulch, or the like. The present invention includes at least one fluid exhaust port located in a blade. Pressurized fluid flows through the blade and ejects out through the at least one fluid exhaust port towards loose material. The loose material floats on a cushion of pressurized fluid that forms between the blade and the loose material. The loose material is pushed away from the blade and is lifted in an upward direction. Additionally, the fluid shovel apparatus may further include a brush assembly and an ice scraper blade to assist in removing material from a surface of a motor vehicle. Additionally, the fluid shovel apparatus may be used to deliver a fire suppressant pressurized fluid upon a material that is burning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventors: Brian H. Nagamatsu, Felicia M. Nagamatsu
  • Patent number: 7735247
    Abstract: A snow plow for attachment to a vehicle, preferably an all terrain vehicle, the snow plow including a mounting apparatus having a mounting frame, the mounting frame including at least one mounting upright. The snow plow further including a plow blade. The plow blade has a mold board including a main surface, a rubber scraper proximate the main surface and a retention apparatus constructed and arranged to disengageably secure the plow blade with the mounting upright; wherein the retention apparatus allows the plow blade to pivot with respect to the mounting upright such that the rubber scraper can pivot away from the mounting upright when the plow blade is in a working orientation and the vehicle moves in a direction rearward from the plow blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Agri-Cover, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles M. Schmeichel
  • Patent number: 7716857
    Abstract: A fluid shovel apparatus that pushes and lifts loose material such as snow, leaves, sand, dirt, grass clippings, mulch, or the like. The present invention includes at least one fluid exhaust port located in a blade. Pressurized fluid flows through the blade and ejects out through the at least one fluid exhaust port towards loose material. The loose material floats on a cushion of pressurized fluid that forms between the blade and the loose material. The loose material is pushed away from the blade and is lifted in an upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventors: Brian H. Nagamatsu, Felicia M. Nagamatsu
  • Publication number: 20100064555
    Abstract: A snow pusher attachment for use in conjunction with a straight blade angle-type snow plow mounted to a work vehicle. This pusher allows a work vehicle to capture, contain, and relocate large amounts of snow very quickly and efficiently. The attachment consists of side panels, connected by horizontal members between. This pusher attachment is secured to the snow plow by bracket assemblies, attached to the upper edge of the snow plow that engage hooks on the upper, rear portion of the pusher attachment. The attachment does not require the operator to exit the work vehicle to secure or release it from the snowplow. Accordingly, the attachment allows the quick and repeated conversion of a snow plow into a snow pusher box and visa versa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Stephan
  • Patent number: 7676964
    Abstract: A snow plow for attachment to a vehicle, the snow plow including a mounting apparatus having a mounting frame, the mounting frame including at least one mounting upright. The snow plow further including a plow blade including a retention apparatus constructed and arranged to slidlingly and disengageably secure the plow blade to the mounting upright(s) when the plow blade is in a working orientation. The plow blade includes a mold board, the plow blade including a rubber scraper connected to the mold board and at least one wear minimizing apparatus positioned to minimize contact between the rubber scraper and the ground surface when the vehicle is moving in a direction rearward of the plow blade and the plow blade is in a working orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Agri-Cover, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles M. Schmeichel
  • Publication number: 20090307938
    Abstract: A snow plow including a quick connect/disconnect hitch. The snow plow includes a hitch frame nose assembly configured to couple to a vehicle. The hitch frame nose assembly includes a chassis coupler secured at each end of a hitch frame tube with each chassis coupler including a traverse pin. A plow frame is included with the plow frame having a front portion and a rear portion. A plow blade is coupled to the front portion of the plow frame. A lift bar assembly is coupled to the rear portion of the plow frame. A lift bar assembly includes a pair of notched members with each notch member aligned with a corresponding chassis coupler of the hitch frame nose assembly. Each of the notched members is configured to engage the traverse pin in each of the chassis couplers, wherein the snow plow is pivotally coupled to the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Inventors: Timothy G. Koch, Kevin J. Kuechler, Mark D. Buckbee, Daniel M. Brunner
  • Publication number: 20090293320
    Abstract: The combination of a snow blower and edge blades. The snow blower of the type having an auger housing which includes a back wall, a planar left vertical wall and a planar right vertical wall wherein the walls defining the housing of the auger. The planar left vertical wall includes a left forward edge and the planar right vertical wall includes a right forward edge. There is an edge blade affixed to each outer side of the vertical walls proximate the forward edges; wherein the edge blades include a cutting face with a leading edge spaced form the vertical wall thereby creating a snow gap between the vertical walls and a snow removal edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: ROBERT CUMMINGS
  • Publication number: 20090235559
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments are provided of wheeled shovels. In one exemplary embodiment, a wheeled shovel generally includes a frame, a wheel, a handle, and a pivotable or steerable shovel blade. A pivot couples the shovel blade to the lower portion of the frame, such that the shovel blade is pivotable or steerable relative to the frame about a pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: ColesWorks Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Coles
  • Patent number: 7574766
    Abstract: An apparatus for moving debris such as chicken manure away from a wall including a frame assembly movable across a floor, a scraping member suspended from the frame assembly and a guide member connected to the scraping member. The scraping member is arranged for scraping debris away from the wall and causing movement of the scraping member and frame assembly toward the wall when the frame assembly is moved in a predetermined direction across the floor. The guide member causes movement of the scraping member away from the wall and around objects projecting out from the wall such as support beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: Kevin Davis
  • Patent number: 7574820
    Abstract: A jack assembly integrated with a plow hitch assembly includes a horizontally supported, rotatable jack tube and a jack leg extending from the tube, rotatable with the tube between a vertical, deployed position and a retracted position. An actuator has one end attached to the jack assembly and another end forming a handle projecting above the hitch frame, for rotating the jack assembly. The jack leg can be selectively extended and retracted relative to the tube when the jack assembly is deployed. A method embodiment includes lowering the plow to the ground while the hitch frame is mounted to the vehicle; rotating the jack assembly so the jack leg projects toward the ground; extending the jack leg to contact the ground; rigidly supporting the extended jack leg relative to the hitch frame; demounting the hitch frame from the vehicle; and driving the vehicle out of the hitch frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: SP Fabricators, LLC
    Inventors: Charles S. Musso, Jr., Tom W. Musso, Brian Weaver
  • Patent number: 7568300
    Abstract: A combination support stand and bucket locking system for providing both a support stand and a locking device for selectively preventing movement of a bucket with respect to an implement attached to a bucket. The combination support stand and bucket locking system includes a bucket, a locking bracket extending from the bucket, an implement that pivotally attaches to the bucket, an arm member pivotally attached to the implement wherein the distal portion of the arm member is capable of engaging the locking bracket, and an actuator connected between the arm member and the implement. The arm member includes a support stand for supporting the implement when the arm member is within the support position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventors: David L. McFarland, Clayton A. Melrose
  • Publication number: 20090090032
    Abstract: A plow blade assembly (24) and a position adjustment system includes a plow blade (26) mounted to a frame (14) of a vehicle (10), and an actuator (52) for adjusting the position of the plow blade relative to the frame of the vehicle. The actuator (52) includes a blade position sensor (34) for sensing an actual position of the plow blade (26) and inputting the actual blade position to a computer (44), and a user input receiver (50) for the user to input a desired position of the plow blade to the computer. The computer (44) compares the actual position to the desired position and causes the actuator (52) to move the plow blade (26) to the desired position without user intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Aiqi Yang, Colin J. Casey
  • Publication number: 20090013564
    Abstract: A snow plow, including a left vertical surface, a right vertical surface, a cross assembly attached to the right vertical surface and to the left vertical surface, and a handle attached to the cross assembly, wherein the left vertical surface is attached to the right vertical surface at the right end of the left vertical surface and the left end of the right vertical surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: John Mallaridas
  • Publication number: 20080263907
    Abstract: Wear resistors adapted for use in wear parts comprising steel castings for replaceable attachment to snow plows, road machinery equipment, agriculture, and construction excavator teeth. The wear castings provide a replaceable member for wear affected parts of equipment used for cutting, scraping, digging, plowing, etc. Each replaceable wear part can comprise a hard, impact resistant metal of high shear strength having at least one cavity filled with an abrasion resistant weldment or resistor. The abrasion resistant weldment can be placed proximal to the wear edges or wear surfaces of the expendable and replaceable wear parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Kent Winter
  • Publication number: 20080250675
    Abstract: Flexible suspension of colter element (1) of a snowplough furnished with a body (5), a blade (3) as its extension, colter element (1) that gets in contact with the surface to be ploughed, where for the colter element (1) a tilt suited for the purpose is arranged, a.o. a cutting angle. Colter element (1) is fitted to dodge an obstacle in its cutting angle by backing up, whereby the fixing arrangement of colter element (1) has an open space formed for moving plate (13) fitted as extension of the colter element, in which space said moving plate is arranged to glide, and the arrangement includes a spring organ (9) the spring impact of which is arranged to hinder the colter element from backing up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: HAGIE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: Mauno Ruuska
  • Patent number: 7367407
    Abstract: A towed snowplow includes a frame which is carried by at least one wheel. The frame includes at least one moldboard and is arranged to be towed behind a vehicle and movable from a transport position directly behind the vehicle to a deployed position in which the frame extends diagonally from the vehicle to enable plowing of pavement alongside and to the rear of the towing vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Cives Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Glenn Lannert
  • Patent number: 7347014
    Abstract: A snowplow includes a blade and bottom plate with a mounting plate bolted to an end portion of the bottom plate. A channel bracket is fixed to the mounting plate with its flanges extending forward and its web thereby spaced forward of the mounting plate to form a pad plate. A resilient rubber pad, larger than the pad plate, is removably mounted on the pad plate to extend inward, outward, upward and downward from it. The rubber pad is invertible and reversible on the pad plate. The planes of the pad plate and of the rubber pad are skewed inward and downward relative to the plane of the mounting plate. The bottom plate includes spaced bolt holes for selective positioning of the mounting plate relative to the bottom plate for variable plow width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Inventor: Richard J. Fiandach
  • Patent number: 7228650
    Abstract: Jack for raising and lowering a working implement such as hydraulically driven snow blades or other utilitarian accessories. Actuation of the jack allows for proper vertical alignment of the lift assembly for engagement to a vehicle chassis. Once engaged, the jack can be actuated into an inoperative position until the lift assembly is to be removed from the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Curtis Industries LLC
    Inventor: Marc D. Curtis
  • Patent number: 7117617
    Abstract: A snowplow blade mount assembly mountable on a vehicle that includes a frame mount assembly which is affixed to a frame of the vehicle and a support assembly that connects to the frame mount assembly. The support assembly is designed to connect to a lift mount assembly and a blade mount assembly. The support assembly enables the blade mount assembly and/or lift mount assembly to be conveniently connected and disconnected from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: The Louis Berkman Company
    Inventors: James A. Kost, Robert L. Potak
  • Patent number: 7036247
    Abstract: This device can be attached to the standard tractor blade and converts the tractor blade into a scoop or bucket. This device will increase the utility of a standard tractor by increasing its functions. It will be lightweight and durable and can be easily placed on the tractor blade and easily removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Inventors: Edward Frazee, Nora Frazee
  • Patent number: 6962012
    Abstract: A grooming implement is used for athletic fields, particularly the infield of a ball field. A frame has a tongue on a forward end for attaching to a towing vehicle. The frame has a longitudinal beam and a transverse beam on a rearward end that is supported by a pair of wheels. A rake bar for raking the ground is mounted to the frame by a pair of arms. The arms are pivotally secured to opposite sides of the longitudinal beam forward of the wheels, so that rotating the brake bar arms about the pivot point swings the rake bar upward from a ground engaging position to a storage position beneath the frame. A broom bar for sweeping the ground is pivotally mounted to the transverse beam about a pivot point for dragging the broom bar behind the wheels while the broom bar is in a ground engaging position. Rotating the broom bar arm about the pivot point on the transverse beam places the broom bar in a storage position above the longitudinal beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Diamond Drag, Inc.
    Inventors: Frankie D. Grimmett, George E. Page
  • Patent number: 6941685
    Abstract: A snowplow assembly comprises a lift frame and A-frame operably pivotally connected together and an actuator operably connected between the lift frame and A-frame for effecting relative pivotal movement between the lift frame and A-frame. A plow blade includes a blade frame. The blade frame includes a tube of circular cross section which is operably pivotally connected to the A-frame. The tube is pivotally received by a quadrant, which is operably connected to the A-frame. A resilient element is operable between the blade frame and A-frame normally biasing a lower edge of the plow blade forwardly. The resilient element is an elastomeric loop. The pivotal connection of the plow blade to the A-frame in combination with the resilient element provides a trip function of the plow blade. The plow blade is a composite. The circular tube of the blade frame provides torsional stiffness to the composite blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Douglas Dynamics, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael Goy, Scott Kluck, Andre LeBlond
  • Publication number: 20040006898
    Abstract: An improved snow plow for use with light and medium duty trucks is disclosed which has a frame which uses an in-line design to eliminate the presence of rotational or torsional force in the frame members of the snow plow, which design provides an improved degree of ground clearance as well. The snow plow frame design supports the swing frame from both the top and the bottom thereof, while also providing an increased level of rigidity and structural integrity. The snow plow frame and the swing frame are thus both located in the same horizontal axis, so that the predominant line of force through each is from the front of the snow plow to the back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: Timothy G. Koch, Lynn W. Schultz, Terry C. Wendorff
  • Publication number: 20030093927
    Abstract: In combination a mount frame adapted to be attached to a vehicle and a snowplow assembly. The mount frame comprises a pair of detachable receivers which receive a pair of horns extending rearwardly from the snowplow assembly. The snowplow assembly comprises an A-frame, a trunnion and a lift frame. A blade is attached to the front of the A-frame. A pair of spaced stand assemblies, each including a latching mechanism, support the snowplow assembly when the mount frame is separated from the snowplow assembly. The latching mechanisms secure the snowplow assembly to the mount frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Applicant: Douglas Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: David N. Bloxdorf, Chad T. Barker, James R. Doornek, Steven L. Klug, Steven P. Radomski