Specific To Slope, Trench Or Shoulder Application Patents (Class 404/127)
  • Patent number: 9347198
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for repairing a verge. The device includes: a base frame for attaching the device to a mobile tool, such as a crane; a subframe arranged on the base frame; and a flexible sleeve which is arranged on the subframe and revolves so as to be movable with respect to the base frame. In addition, the invention relates to a method for repairing a verge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: H. Lotterman Beheer B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Kleis, Sander Lotterman
  • Patent number: 8246271
    Abstract: An apparatus for compacting road shoulders is provided comprising a primary carriage adapted to be mounted to a vehicle, an attachment carriage adjustably mounted to the primary carriage, a compacting attachment adjustably mounted to the attachment carriage, a control system in communication with at least one actuator, and a vibrator disposed on the apparatus. The apparatus for compacting road shoulders able to be positioned within a normal width of a vehicle, vibrationally compact the road shoulder, and adjust according to a grade of the shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Keith Verhoff
  • Patent number: 8215867
    Abstract: A compacting device (40) for attachment to an earthmoving machine (2) to compact a substrate is described. The compacting device (40) includes a plurality of wheel assemblies (41, 42, 43) mounted for rotation in bearings (46). A support is also provided, having a base part (48) that is adapted to be mounted to the earthmoving machine (2). One or more bearing support members (47) extend from the base part (48) and between the wheel assemblies (41, 42, 43) to support the bearings (46). Each wheel assembly (41, 42, 43) includes a set of ground-contacting feet (44) secured to and peripherally spaced apart around a rim portion of the wheel assembly (41, 42, 43). In this arrangement, when the device (40) is rolled over the substrate a first foot of said set of ground engaging feet (44) contacts the substrate between axial width limits that differ from axial width limits of a second foot of said set of ground engaging feet (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Armagh (Vic.) Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Andrew Juzva, Francis J Dawson
  • Patent number: 7621694
    Abstract: A curb forming machine for use by a single operator to form curved curbing includes a single rotatable curb-forming roller, a handle assembly for pulling and maneuvering the roller, and a motor for rotating the roller. The roller includes a generally cylindrical body, a neck at one end of the body, and a shaping surface, all of which are coaxial. The motor rotates the roller so that the lower periphery of the roller moves toward the direction of pulling to shape and smooth wet concrete into curbing. An overflow guard prevents wet concrete from flowing over the roller onto the finished curb, and an alignment device extends outwardly from the roller to contact a form member. A curb forming method includes pulling and steering such a roller around a curved form, including around tight curves in the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Curb Roller LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Goodman, John A. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 7104726
    Abstract: A device for filling an open trench with the dirt previously removed from the trench lying alongside the trench, using a skid-mounted frame having blades to initially fill the trench and leveling the dirt, followed by a compactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Inventor: Marvin A. Wallace
  • Patent number: 6793437
    Abstract: A compaction roller particularly useful for vibration compaction of the shoulder area of roadways. The compactor is designed as an attachment for side-mounting to self-propelled or motorized machinery (e.g. a skid steer front loader). The compaction roller contains: (a) a front section comprising a frame connected to a front cylindrical roller; (b) a rear section comprising a frame connected to a rear cylindrical roller; (c) a joining means pivotally connecting said front and rear sections; and (d) a means for attaching to a self-propelled machinery in a side-mounted fashion. The pivoting compactor allows for simultaneous pinching and compacting on two different planes and reduces the hazards of operating a road roller compactor directly on a sloped surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Kitko, Michael C. Wolf
  • Patent number: 6712550
    Abstract: A roller device for compacting the ground comprising a rotatably driven first roller facing, whose speed can be modified, at least within a certain range. Device includes a unit for determining the vertical distance between a surface of a compacted ground lying behind the first roller facing and a lowest point of the first roller facing, and by a speed regulating device for modifying the speed of the first roller facing, based on said distance. The speed regulation device allows the speed of the roller facing to be adjusted in such a away that slip is prevented without determining the actual slip between the roller facing and the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Wacker Construction Equipment AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Fervers
  • Patent number: 6612774
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for compacting a road shoulder by a vehicle positioned on a road surface. The apparatus includes a compactor support structure detachably mounted to a front end of the vehicle and including a guide member which slidably receives a horizontally movable ram. A ram linear actuator interconnects the guide member and ram wherein activation of the ram linear actuator causes horizontal movement of the ram. A pair of laterally spaced arms are pivotally mounted to the ram and rotatably support a roller. A pair of arm linear actuators connect the arms to the ram wherein activation of the arm linear actuators causes vertical movement of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Inventor: Rick Dulin
  • Patent number: 6435766
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for ground working. A first step involves providing an apparatus for ground working with telescopically extendible wheel supports which permit the height and angular orientation of the chassis to be adjusted to suit a contour of a ditch. A second step involves positioning the apparatus with at least one support wheel in the ditch and at least one support wheel on the road. A third step involves driving along the ditch broadcasting gravel from the ditch onto the road with the drum. Instead of hauling in replacement gravel from a remote site, gravel is reclaimed from the ditch and broadcast back onto the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Larry Titford
  • Patent number: 6273637
    Abstract: A compactor including a forward and rearward compaction wheel each rotatably supported on a support arm and pivotally connected to a main frame. The forward compaction wheel is pivoted to a position aligned forwardly of and positioned below the rearward compaction wheel when in an operating position. A pair of diverter panels are connected to the frame and extend longitudinally on opposing sides of the rearward compactor wheel to divert fill dirt towards the compactor wheels. Each diverter panel has a diverter wing pivotally connected thereto with the diverter wings diverging outwardly and forwardly. The diverter wings are pivotally connected at a point of the forward compaction wheel and proximal thereto. The diverter panels are preferably parallel to one another and extend rearwardly beyond the rearward compaction wheel. The diverter wings preferably extend forwardly beyond the forward compaction wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventor: Randell D. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6164866
    Abstract: An apparatus for hauling, spreading and compacting asphalt, gravel and like aggregates is a so-called belly-dump or bottom dump trailer with mechanisms for single pass delivery and compaction of aggregates to form road shoulders and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Inventor: Lawrence H. Wulff
  • Patent number: 5816741
    Abstract: A hand-held, portable control device for a walk-behind mobile compactor includes a control box for generating a plurality of electrical control signals. A handle on the control box is adapted to be grasped by a single hand of an operator, without requiring an operator's thumb to support the control box. The handle is adapted to position an operator's thumb adjacent to the control box so as to permit the thumb to move freely in all directions. A flexible cable connects the control box to the compactor. Switches for activating electrical signals from the control box are positioned within a proximity of an operator's thumb, when the handle is grasped by an operator, the switches being movable among a plurality of activation positions in response to movement of an operator's thumb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Company
    Inventor: G. Louis Troppman, III
  • Patent number: 5507593
    Abstract: Apparatus is described for obtaining uniform compaction of asphalt concrete to reduce or prevent cracking of the asphalt concrete surface. A mobile confinement edge force is maintained in contact with the edge surface of an asphalt concrete mat while the mat is being compacted. This is performed in a manner such that the density of the mat across the full width of the mat becomes uniform. By obtaining uniform density of each lane of the mat as it is laid significantly reduces the incidence of joint cracking and deterioration of the asphalt concrete, in the longitudinal joint area, over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Inventors: Edmund D. Hollon, Blake D. Hollon
  • Patent number: 5336019
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are described for obtaining uniform compaction of asphalt concrete to reduce or prevent cracking of the asphalt concrete surface. A mobile confinement edge force is maintained in contact with the edge surface of an asphalt concrete mat while the mat is being compacted. This is performed in a manner such that the density of the mat across the full width of the mat becomes uniform. By obtaining uniform density of each lane of the mat as it is laid significantly reduces the incidence of joint cracking and deterioration of the asphalt concrete, in the longitudinal joint area, over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1994
    Inventors: Edmund D. Hollon, Blake D. Hollon
  • Patent number: 5304013
    Abstract: In a vehicle equipped with a road shoulder compacting apparatus, the apparatus includes a ground engagement member for rolling engagement with a shoulder of a road as the vehicle travels along the road, and a support structure carrying the ground engagement member on the vehicle and including an adjustable connection between the vehicle and the ground engagement member. The adjustable connection permits displacement of the ground engagement member from one side to the other of the vehicle and vice versa, so that the ground engagement member can be utilized at opposite sides of the vehicle. A selectively adjustable mechanism is provided for raising and lowering the ground engagement member into and out of engagement with the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Inventor: Harold Parsons
  • Patent number: 5082396
    Abstract: A vibratory roller is disclosed having a frame comprised of pivotally interconnected front and rear subframes. A motor is mounted on the frame and a steering mechanism is provided to articulate the subframe relative to each other. A roller drum carrier is mounted by a longitudinal centerline suspension system to support each of the subframes. Ground engaging roller drums are rotatably mounted on the roller drum carrier for rotation about an axle axis. An exciter mechanism for generating a vibratory compacting force is mounted in the roller drum carrier below the axis. Hydraulic drive units for rotating the roller drums are mounted in the roller drive carrier above the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1992
    Assignee: Wacker Corporation
    Inventor: Manfred Polacek
  • Patent number: 5071297
    Abstract: A tracer head for a copy milling machine which is digitally controlled and causes a model to be scanned by a stylus mechanically mounted in the tracer head. The stylus is deflected both at right angles and tangentially to the surface of the model when the stylus contacts the model to produce scanning signals which are proportional to the deflections at right angles to the model surface and the deflections tangential to the model surface. These signals then are transmitted to a processor which processes, amplifies and subsequently feeds the processed and amplified scanning signals to servomotors of the machine to cut and shape a workpiece in such manner as to produce a copy of the model. The amount of spring pressure exerted on the stylus inside the head by the mechanical spring mounting when the stylus contacts the model is determined by establishing the pressure separately along each of the three mutually orthogonal x, y and z axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Inventors: Joachim Adler, Max Gahler, Klaus Reithofer
  • Patent number: 4927289
    Abstract: A compaction apparatus including a pair of frames. A compaction drum is mounted for rotation on a first of the frames and resilient isolation mounts interconnect the two frames. A vibratory unit is mounted on the first frme and includes pair of eccentric weights arranged so that vertical vibratory forces generated by the weights are added, while fore-and-aft vibratory forces are cancelled. The isolation mounts are at different distances on opposite sides of a vertical plane passing through the axis of the drum, so that the vertical vibratory forces acting through the two isolation mounts produce unequal moments tending to rotate the drum and subject the soil to a shear-type action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: M-B-W Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Artzberger
  • Patent number: 4913581
    Abstract: A narrow self-propelled trench soil compactor has a vibratory frame assembly connected in a towing relation to a mobile frame having steerable front wheels. The vibratory frame assembly is pivotally connected to the mobile frame for vibratory up and down movement independently of the mobile frame. A soil compaction wheel is rotatably supported at the free end of the frame assembly for movement to a lowered operating position and is power driven to function as the propulsion means for the machine. When the compaction wheel is in an elevated or non-operating position, the machine is attachable to a towing tractor for transportation purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Patrick J. Weiler
  • Patent number: 4861189
    Abstract: An inclined roadbed is paved by vehicles which are connected by wires to uphill anchor vehicles. A paving vehicle on the inclined surface has a device for projecting a laser beam to a beam-receiving device on its respective anchor vehicle. The height of the wire connection point on the anchor vehicle is changed in response to signals from the beam-receiving device, so as to equalize the forces exerted on the inclined surface by the left and right sides of the paving vehicle. For paving surfaces such as automobile test tracks which have compound curvatures, a pavement laying apparatus has a curved surface formed by a plurality of interconnected screed plates which are each connected to a respective screw jack. A microcomputer stores data representing the desired shape of the pavement at different points along the travel path of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignees: Kajima Corporation, Kajima Road Company
    Inventors: Mitsuo Fukukawa, Masayuki Yazawa, Kazumitsu Asai, Yoshiharu Okamoto, Kouhei Mio
  • Patent number: 4808027
    Abstract: An improved simplified compacting apparatus for mounting on the tool-support boom of a backhoe or other tractor. The apparatus includes a lower member with a convex cylindrical compacting surface which extends through an arc of less than about 180 degrees, preferably less than about 90 degrees, and terminates in front and rear edges. At least one and preferably two upright members are secured to the lower member, preferably to a top concave surface thereof, and pivot mounts are on the upright member to allow pivoting attachment to a tool-support boom. The apparatus is easy to operate and easily reaches edges not reached by many prior devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1987
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Assignee: J. I. Case Company
    Inventor: Ronald L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 4801219
    Abstract: A compactor having the roller shafts mounted for changing the inclination of the roller through a linkage system. The compactor is connected to an anchor vehicle by a tension member which deters lateral shifting and has a sensor indicating the inclination angle. The sensor is connected to a control which varies the tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Assignees: Kajima Corporation, Kajima Road Company
    Inventors: Masayuki Yazawa, Mitsuo Fukukawa, Kazumitsu Asai, Yoshiharu Okamoto
  • Patent number: 4765774
    Abstract: Apparatus is adapted to be attached adjacent the rear of an asphalt spreader for redistributing asphalt from an adjacent lane beside the spreader onto the lane being surfaced behind the spreader. The apparatus comprises a mount, a motor mounted to the mount and a brush coupled by power transmission means with the motor for rotatable movement. The mount may be pivoted between an operative position with the brush located on an adjacent lane and an elevated, stowed position behind the spreader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1988
    Inventor: Louie Wilson
  • Patent number: 4732507
    Abstract: An improved walk behind soil compactor having a double vibratory drum and an articulated frame. The compactor includes a rear drive unit having a pair of drive wheels and a forward frame is connected to the forward end of the rear drive unit by an articulated joint. The forward frame is attached through isolation mounts to a drum frame that includes a vertical support plate. A horizontal shaft is journaled with respect to the plate and a pair of drums are secured to the shaft on either side of the support plate. A power operated drive mechanism carried by the drum frame is connected through a gear drive to the shaft to drive the drums and a vibratory unit mounted on the drum frame imparts vibration to the drums. As the drums are supported solely from the central vertical support plate, the compactor is capable of compacting soil immediately adjacent to vertical walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1988
    Assignee: M-B-W, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Artzberger
  • Patent number: 4702640
    Abstract: A rotating tube concrete finisher is controlled and driven by an end handle assembly including an internal combustion engine. An outrigger wheel unit is coupled to the end handle assembly to form a stable end support for the end handle assembly and to support the weight of the end handle assembly including the engine. A pair of end handle assemblies can be coupled to opposing ends of a cylindrical finishing roller and may be selectively operated to drive the finishing roller in either a first or a second direction of rotation. A winch system facilitates uphill and downhill translation of the concrete finisher on a sloping concrete surface and enables the system to be operated by one man without undue effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1987
    Assignee: Allen Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: J. Dewayne Allen
  • Patent number: 4699543
    Abstract: A slope paving machine is composed of a wheeled truck, a boom device mounted on and extending from said truck, a pavement finisher which is suspendable from the forward end of said boom device and hingedly connected thereto, and a conveyor mounted on and extending from said truck. The pavement finisher is capable of traveling on a sloped surface in a direction at right angles to a line of slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Assignees: Kajima Corporation, Kajima Road Company
    Inventors: Kohei Mio, Yukio Yamagishi, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Mitsuo Fukukawa, Shigeyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 4610567
    Abstract: A trench compaction device adapted for mounting on construction and excavation type equipment. The device having a sheepsfoot open-rim wheel design which is static rather than vibratory and uses the down pressure of the equipment to achieve standard density compaction requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1986
    Inventor: Raymond E. Hosking
  • Patent number: 4438819
    Abstract: An improved land vehicle for constructing rice levees comprises a unitary, ground contacting roller-wheel assembly surrounded by a frame member. The shape and size of the roller permits the construction of rice levees having the desired shape and dimensions. The roller is hollow so that it may be filled with materials as desired to vary its weight and thereby adapt it for varying rice field conditions. Tires mounted on the roller-wheel assembly function to aid in levee construction and to allow the vehicle to be transported without the use of special equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Inventor: Lloyd E. Ryals
  • Patent number: 4422796
    Abstract: A small roller attached to a conventional power-driven paving roller or the like is hydraulically positionable to roll a surface outside of the normal rolling track of the power roller, such as against a building, high curbing, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1983
    Inventor: Boyd D. Tavernier
  • Patent number: 4389799
    Abstract: A dual winch for mounting on a tractor comprises a pair of winch drums separately connected via a clutch to a common drive shaft. Each winch drum typically incorporates a planetary gear unit. The cables on the winches are connected to a roller preferably provided with double chevron blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1983
    Assignee: Lyndale Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Leo A. Norton, Christopher W. Norton
  • Patent number: 4278368
    Abstract: PCT No. PCT/US79/00495 Sec. 371 Date July 11, 1979 Sec. 102(e) Date July 11, 1979 PCT Filed July 11, 1979A compacting apparatus (10) has an impact apparatus (17) and a compactor (19). The impact apparatus (17), such as, for example, a rock breaker, provides impacting forces on the compactor (19). The compacting apparatus (10) is positioned on, for example, a work structure (12,14,15) of a work vehicle (16). It is necessary to compact material in order to provide, for example, proper filling of a trench (74) after a pipe has been placed in the trench. Compaction, as done by the compacting apparatus (10), is provided by simultaneously compacting the material and applying a compressive force to the material and remolding the material. Therefore, satisfactory compaction can be provided in the trench (74) by the work vehicle (16) which is also usable to excavate and refill the trench (74).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Assignee: Caterpillar Tractor Co.
    Inventor: Richard E. Livesay
  • Patent number: 4260281
    Abstract: A two-to-one or greater slope is stabilized by rolling a vibratory compactor upslope and simultaneously vibrating the compactor's roller. The compactor comprises a frame on which is rotatably mounted a suitable compaction roller. An engine is rotatably mounted on the frame, and means are provided for adjusting the tilt of the engine relative to the frame, so that, in use, the engine will remain upright while driving the vibratory shaft of the roller. The engine is remotely controlled, as by radio waves, by an operator riding a vehicle on the shoulder of the embankment. A crane and winch on the vehicle riding on the embankment control the movements of the compactor on the slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Assignee: Michael P. Breston
    Inventor: Claud B. Sargent
  • Patent number: 4165199
    Abstract: An earthen structure for holding back a body of water has a sloped surface which is paved with an overlapping arrangement of strips constructed of castable material. Each strip is formed by conveying castable material from a mobile receiving hopper that is propelled adjacent to the base of the earthen structure. A bridge conveyor projects laterally from the receiving hopper over the slope. The bridge conveyor deposits the castable material onto the slope forwardly of a spreader device that is advanced longitudinally relative to the slope by a prime mover. A scraper blade of the spreader device is positioned at a preselected elevation by a forwardly projecting sidewall which is connected to the blade and slidable on a previously formed strip. The sidewall maintains the castable material in front of the blade, as the advancing blade spreads the material in a longitudinal strip of a preselected thickness and having a lateral edge extending a preselected lateral dimension outwardly from the sloped surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1979
    Assignee: Trumbull Corporation
    Inventor: Perry J. Dick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4162102
    Abstract: A method for loosening stony soil by means of a rotating cutting head fastened to the rear of a tractor and having cutting members to be drawn through the soil and being mounted according to a helical line.Stony soil can be readily loosened to the desired depth because the cutting head can be kept at an acute angle to the direction of movement. So the cutting head is drawn in a stable manner in the direction to the tractor against the stone surface concerned and penetrates the stony soil like a plough, the soil above the cutting head being torn up upwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 24, 1979
    Assignee: Ballast-Nedam Groep N.V.
    Inventor: Joannes A. Rooymans
  • Patent number: 4100688
    Abstract: An earth working apparatus is disclosed including means for removably coupling a compacting roller into operative engagement with a hydraulically manipulated boom while simultaneously maintaining the excavating bucket of the apparatus in its operative association with the boom. The coupling means includes a specially designed link which connects the hydraulic means of the boom to the bucket and which is adapted to receive and engage the compacting roller upon upward movement of the boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1978
    Assignee: Earth Pack, Inc.
    Inventor: Warren W. Grist
  • Patent number: 4070129
    Abstract: A compaction roller pivotally mounted on an extensible boom-type support, arranged to be lowered at a predetermined angle into an excavated ditch, having control means for changing the angle to a horizontal position and the length of the boom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1978
    Inventor: Frank Fred Moench, Sr.
  • Patent number: 4066374
    Abstract: A vibratory sheepsfoot is attached to a coupling assembly that is mounted on a hydraulically operated tool bar on the back of a tractor. The coupling assembly is designed to permit adjustability of the vibratory sheepsfoot in a vertical direction. The coupling assembly is mounted on the tool bar such that it can be moved along the length of the tool bar to a desired position. The apparatus is especially useful in compacting earth in a trench offset to the side of the tractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Inventor: Arthur Elgin King
  • Patent number: 4039265
    Abstract: A roll and an attachment using such a roll are disclosed for a road vehicle for forming a ditch by pressure in a rolling motion or shaping a pre-existing ditch by the same coaction. The roll member includes a centrally-located cylindrical surface adapted to form or to shape the base surface of a ditch and opposed shaping surfaces located on the opposite sides of the cylindrical surface for forming or shaping the opposed sidewalls of the ditch. The shaping surfaces may be conical or curvilinear, for example. Means are disclosed for removably securing the roll member to a road vehicle, such as an earth grader. A method for using such a member for forming or shaping a ditch is also enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Assignee: William H. Clark
    Inventor: Hartley P. Dermond
  • Patent number: 3989404
    Abstract: A dirt compacting and asphalt compacting roller unit of sufficient weight for utilization in compacting fill dirt introduced into a ditch to fill the ditch, and for utilization in compacting hot asphalt subsequently applied over the previously compacted fill dirt. The roller unit comprises a smooth-surface circumference drum shape roller with concentrically positioned shaft protruding laterally on each side. The roller has two or more detachable dirt compacting plates having multiple exteriorly projecting protrusions which, when the plates are attached to the roller, become the exterior circumference of the roller and act to compact fill dirt when the roller with plates attached is repeatedly rolled over fill dirt within a ditch. When the plates are detached, the smooth-surface circumference of the roller acts to compact hot asphalt when the roller's smooth-surface circumference is repeatedly rolled over hot asphalt subsequently applied over the previously compacted fill dirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1976
    Inventor: Carl Burton