Attachment Or Combined Patents (Class 404/128)
  • Patent number: 9807936
    Abstract: A swath roller apparatus is adapted to be attached to a swather, where the swather is operative to cut standing crop plants and lay cut plants in a swath as the swather moves along the ground in an operating travel direction. A drum is rotatably attached to an axle that is adapted to be movably attached to a rear portion of the swather such that the axle is oriented substantially horizontally and perpendicular to the operating travel direction, and such that the drum moves up and down and rolls along a top of the swath exerting a downward anchoring force on the swath. A bias element is operative to exert a bias force on the axle, and a bias force control is operative to vary the bias force to vary the anchoring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Bourgault Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Gerry Lee Miller
  • Patent number: 9624633
    Abstract: A detachable roller attachment for use on standard truck mounted plow blades that afford the positioning and use of a portable compaction roller assembly thereon. The roller attachment fittings are adjustable to correspond with the mounting fittings on a variety of plow blade size configurations. Hydraulic piston and cylinder plow blade activation and movement controls the roller attachment deployment and surface engagement for compaction rolling on any chosen surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: John S. Judin
  • Patent number: 9121144
    Abstract: Methods of compacting soil, and devices for carrying out the methods are provided in which an underground compacting device is inserted into the soil at a predetermined depth under which the compaction by the upper level of the soil becomes ineffective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SC MEDINGER R&D
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Medinger
  • Publication number: 20150104255
    Abstract: A working machine for use in milling the surface of a road includes a drive engine that produces engine exhaust gases. The working machine also includes a milling drum that is mounted for rotation against the surface of the road so as to generate milled material including dust from the road surface. The milling drum is contained within a milling chamber, and a spray assembly directs water into the milling chamber in such a manner that, during a period of rotation of the milling drum against the surface of the road, at least a portion of the water is converted to a vapor. A conduit is provided for conducting at least a portion of the engine exhaust gases into an enclosed space in communication with the milling chamber to raise the temperature of a gas stream therein containing vapor and dust from the milled material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: ROADTEC, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph E. Musil
  • Publication number: 20150101424
    Abstract: Device to determine a size of contact representing a contact state between a compactor roller and a substrate to be compacted, encompassing a compactor roller rotatable in at least one acquisition circumference area around a compactor roller axis and at least one contact sensor generating a contact signal, wherein the contact signal indicates a contact start and a contact end of an acquisition circumference area upon the substrate to be compacted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: HAMM AG
    Inventors: Sebastian VILLWOCK, Werner Völkel, Fritz Kopf
  • Publication number: 20150043971
    Abstract: A self-propelled construction machine for working roadways or surfaces includes a machine frame supported by ground engaging units, and a milling drum which can rotate about an axis of rotation extending transverse to the advance direction of the construction machine. The construction machine includes a cooling device for spraying the milling tools of the milling drum with a coolant from a coolant reservoir. The cooling device is designed such that at least one coolant jet extending parallel to the axis of rotation of the milling drum is produced. A single coolant jet which extends transverse to the working direction of the milling drum is sufficient for cooling the milling tools. When the milling drum is rotating, the milling tools of the milling drum pass through the coolant jet successively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Christian Berning, Cyrus Barimani, Günter Hähn
  • Publication number: 20140341650
    Abstract: A device for detection of the motion of a compactor roller (20) of a soil compactor (10) rotatable about an axis of rotation (A), where said roller comprises on one inside of a roller mantle (22) a plurality of motion sensors (ai) arranged in the circumferential direction around the axis of rotation (A) and at a spacing from each other and moveable with the roller mantle (22) around the axis of rotation (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: HAMM AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Villwock, Werner Völkel
  • Patent number: 8858117
    Abstract: A weight sensing system for a pneumatic compactor is provided. The weight sensing system includes a pressure sensor in communication with a pneumatic cylinder. The pressure sensor is configured to generate a signal indicative of a pressure exerted on the pneumatic cylinder. Further, a controller is communicably coupled to the pressure sensor. The controller is configured to receive the signal indicative of the pressure exerted on the pneumatic cylinder. The controller is also configured to determine a compaction weight of the pneumatic compactor based on the received signal, a weight distribution on the pneumatic compactor, and a fixed volume of the pneumatic cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael W. Ries, Mark L. Norton, Timothy J. Lindholm
  • Publication number: 20140270956
    Abstract: A grinding attachment for highways and similar surfaces is disclosed for grinding operations closer to adjacent obstacles than is possible with existing equipment using a straddle-type centrally mounted grinding drum. The grinding attachment assembly comprises at one end a stub axle, which engages the grinding drum via a head extension. The stub axle is attached to a shroud which is in turn supported by a mounting assembly, which in operation attaches to a vehicle or machine able to drive the grinding attachment. The grinding drum can thereby operate proximal obstacles adjacent a grinding surface by virtue of arrangement of the stub axle, shroud and mounting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jason John SEOVIC
  • Publication number: 20140140768
    Abstract: A sheathing arrangement for a soil-working roller (10), in particular for a soil compactor, comprises a plurality of immediately consecutive sheathing members (22) that are connected or connectable in chain-type fashion in longitudinal direction of an arrangement (L).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: HAMM AG
    Inventor: Matthias MEIER
  • Patent number: 8668405
    Abstract: An improved road maintenance truck includes a pair of hydraulically powered roller assemblies mounted to the underside of the vehicle frame and a vertically movable compression plate mounted to the vehicle frame. Each roller assembly has a compressive roller which runs the width of the truck. Two hydraulic actuators on each end of the vehicle raise and lower the roller into place. These independent rollers allow a road patching crew to selectively lower the roller for repairing road while initially flattening the patching material with the front roller and compacting the patching material with the rear. The compression plate is mounted to an actuator which selectively raises and lowers the compression plate to compress road patching materials. A roller heating system draws engine coolant through the rollers to heat the rollers and to reduce the heat built-up in the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: William Singleton
  • Patent number: 8496402
    Abstract: A compactor wheel tip for a landfill or soil compactor comprises a bottom wall having a wheel engaging surface, a top wall having a ground engaging surface, oppositely disposed front and rear walls having concave surfaces, and oppositely disposed side walls. The ground engaging surface of the top wall may be generally planar and have a “bow-tie”-shaped cross-section, or the top wall may define a pair of shoulders each extending inwardly from one of the side walls, and a rib extending between the shoulders and having a depth that is less than the depth of shoulders. The ground engaging surface may further define a pair of exterior pockets disposed on opposite sides of the rib and extending downwardly between the rib and corresponding portions of the front and rear walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: James D. McPhail, Michael Hans Hinrichsen, Randy E. Schoepke
  • Patent number: 8419313
    Abstract: A rotating cylinder cement screeding system having a drive assembly and handle at one end for powering and controlling the screeding system. The rotating cylinder may be defined by one or more tubular screed roller sections of varying lengths, thereby allowing a user to customize the length of the system to match a specific cement pour. Further, each tubular screed roller section may be supplied with a male and female end for interlocking with each other and for receiving a variety of add-on attachments. At least one riser assembly may be interconnected to a drive assembly end and/or a non-driven end of the rotating cylinder cement screeding system. The riser assembly may elevate the rotating cylinder a distance above a finished slab to prevent the rotating cylinder from contacting the finished slab during a screeding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Lura Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis K. Lura
  • Patent number: 8398176
    Abstract: A milling attachment device has a rotating hood and provides both cutting depth control and bit access by rotating the rotating hood. The rotating hood is rotated by an actuating mechanism such as an extending cylinder, a slew drive, or drive rings. The rotating hood may also have a skid foot and/or a wheel to assist in the depth control. The milling attachment device may be connected to a host vehicle so that it can be maneuvered into position for milling or maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Asphalt Zipper, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Tron Haroldsen, Jeremy K. Nix
  • Patent number: 8317502
    Abstract: The present invention may be attached to a vehicle for movement adjacent to a generally vertical wall structure for imprinting a pattern in a surface of the wall structure. An imprint form frame may be attached to an imprint form. The imprint form frame may be attached to a support frame that may be of generally rectangular form with horizontal and vertical members. The support frame may be attached to one or more position support members so as to be movable in a horizontal and perpendicular direction relative to the plane of the support frame. The perpendicular movement may be controlled by a power actuator. The position support member may be attached to a frame support beam for attachment to a vehicle and may be movable vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald Grey
  • Publication number: 20120213586
    Abstract: A compactor wheel assembly includes a cylindrical wheel base having a ground engaging wear surface, and a wrapper tip assembly including a wheel tip and a wrapper plate. The wrapper plate includes a replacement material portion positioned over a wear depression of the ground engaging wear surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR, INC.
    Inventor: Vinayak R. Ugru
  • 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: 8206061
    Abstract: A utility compactor is disclosed that includes a roller disposed on top of and connected to a base plate. The roller has two opposing vertical supports. The compactor also includes an eccentric vibratory shaft extending between and rotatably connected to the two vertical supports of the roller. The eccentric vibratory shaft includes a first rotor shaft coaxially spaced apart from a second rotor shaft. The first and second rotor shafts are coupled together by an offset shaft. The offset shaft has an I-beam cross section and includes a first angled portion, a second angled portion and a center portion disposed between and coupling the first and second angled portions together. The first angled portion is coupled to the first rotor shaft; the second angled portion is coupled to the second rotor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Arden Hansen, Kevin J. Magee
  • Publication number: 20110052319
    Abstract: An extension plate for use in a compactor includes an elongate body extending between a first surface configured to be coupled to the compactor frame and a second surface configured to be coupled to a support of the compactor. The first surface includes a first opening aligning with an opening into an interior of the compactor. A second opening in at least one of the elongate body or the second surface communicates with the first opening to allow passage of a hose through the extension plate and through the opening in the frame into the interior space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Caterpillar Paving Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Marsolek, Ryan J. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20100272512
    Abstract: A multipurpose compactor with an automatic safety system is provided. The automatic safety system comprises at least one transmitter and one receiver. The transmitter is coupled mechanically fixed to the multipurpose compactor and/or to a unit movable relative to the multipurpose compactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: BOMAG GMBH
    Inventors: Timo Loew, Alexander Hehner
  • Patent number: 7805865
    Abstract: A vibratory exciter apparatus can be interchangeably connected to a variety of diverse vibratory compaction and other earth-working vibratory tools and includes a vibration-isolating connection link to tool carriers of varying sizes. A vibratory exciter housing is isolated from the connector link and from the carrying tool to which the link is attached by a primary elastomer isolator group which is, in turn, protected from damaging overload in a vertical downward direction by a secondary elastomeric isolator sheet and from damaging vertical load in an upward direction by a tertiary elastomeric isolator sheet. The connecting link utilizes adjustable bushing assemblies to accommodate dimensional differences from one boom manufacturer to another. The vibratory exciter unit includes heat-reducing shrouds for the rotary eccentric weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: M-B-W, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Paske
  • Publication number: 20100086354
    Abstract: An extension plate for use in a compactor includes an elongate body extending between a first surface configured to be coupled to the compactor frame and a second surface configured to be coupled to a support of the compactor. The first surface includes a first opening aligning with an opening into an interior of the compactor. A second opening in at least one of the elongate body or the second surface communicates with the first opening to allow passage of a hose through the extension plate and through the opening in the frame into the interior space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: Caterpillar Paving Products, Inc.
    Inventors: JOHN L. MARSOLEK, Ryan J. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20100008725
    Abstract: A roller drum assembly includes a roller drum for rotationally engaging a surface, a frame connected to the roller drum for manually controlling movement of the assembly, a tank mounted on the frame for retaining a liquid, and conduits mounted on the frame for directing the liquid from the tank to the roller drum, and further includes a wand mounted on the frame and in communication with the tank, for ejecting the liquid onto selected surfaces spaced from the roller drum assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventor: Russel H. Sampson
  • 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: 7563053
    Abstract: A roller assembly is provided for connection behind a towing vehicle, for example a road grader vehicle. The roller assembly includes a frame supporting a plurality of walking beams extending generally in the forwarding working direction of the grader with packing rollers supported at each end thereof. Each walking beam is centrally pivoted on a support arm which is in turn pivoted on the frame to permit each pivot of each walking beam to be moveable generally upwardly and downwardly in relation to the pivots of the other walking beams. A common hydraulic circuit is arranged to provide a common downward force to the pivots of the walking beams. Pivoting movement of the walking beams accommodates for varying ground contours in the longitudinal direction while independent upward and downward movement of the walking beam pivots relative to one another permits accommodation of varying ground contours in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Minic Industries Limited
    Inventors: Gary Tyhy, Alan Titheridge, Kevin Tyhy, Hilmar Agostinho, David Wallwin
  • Patent number: 7540689
    Abstract: A counterweight system for maintain stability of a tractor and the ability to compress a support surface when desired includes a tractor. A frame is selectively hitched to the tractor. A counterweight is coupled to the frame. The counterweight has a weight to balance weight positioned at the front of the tractor. A plurality of hitch balls is coupled to the frame. A trailer receives one of the hitch balls to allow the trailer to be coupled to the frame and to be towed to a different location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Inventor: William J. Major, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7500804
    Abstract: In a compaction wheel system and a method, a support frame supports system components and can be coupled to a driver. At least first and second compaction wheels are each mounted in a separate axle assembly. The axle assemblies are each mounted to the support frame on linkage assemblies which vary the distance between the compaction wheels with angular displacement. Additionally, each linkage maintains its respective compaction wheel at an angle to continue compacting operations. An adjuster may set the angular position of each linkage assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Cass Construction, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmie P. Nelson, Stephen D. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20090010713
    Abstract: An automotive road milling machine, in particular large milling machine, for milling a ground surface or traffic surface, with a chassis provided with a front axle and a rear axle, consisting of crawler track units or wheels, a machine frame carried by the chassis with lateral outer walls and a longitudinal centre-line, a milling drum supported at the machine frame between the crawler track units or wheels of the front axle and the rear axle, where one front end of the milling drum reaches as far as an outer side of the machine frame called the zero side for the purpose of close-to-edge milling, and an operator station with a platform for the machine operator, it is provided that the part of the machine frame located on the zero side in front of the platform of the machine operator when seen in the direction of travel is set back inwards in such a manner that a recess running in vertical direction and open towards the outer side, as well as towards the bottom and towards the top is formed in the machine frame
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventors: Heinrich Kotting, Christian Berning, Martin Lenz, Gunter Hahn
  • Publication number: 20080310916
    Abstract: The system is displaceable in a longitudinal direction of the longitudinal heap of earthen material, and includes a conveyor with an inlet close to the ground and an outlet positioned higher from the ground than the inlet, and a loading head adjacent the inlet of the conveyor. The loading head is operable to load material from the longitudinal heap onto the conveyor inlet during displacement of the system in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Renaud Belanger
  • Patent number: 7410322
    Abstract: A vibrating trench compactor apparatus including a first frame, a second frame, and a compactor wheel. The first frame has an adapter plate connectable to a vehicle and a first arm and second arm extending from the adapter plate. A plurality of vibration dampening members are disposed through each arm. The second frame has a motor mounting plate and a first leg and a second leg extending from the motor mounting plate where the first and second leg are interconnected to the vibration dampening members. The compactor wheel is rotatably connected to the first leg and the second leg and a vibration motor is mounted to the motor mounting plate of the second frame for imparting vibrational movement to the compactor wheel via the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Inventor: Marvin A. Wallace
  • Patent number: 7334964
    Abstract: A combination compacting and smoothing asphalt finishing machine comprising primary finishing elements which may be either compacting tires or smoothing rollers. The primary elements are driven and steered by engine and hydraulic mechanisms conventionally. The machine further comprises secondary asphalt finishing elements which complement the primary elements, being either smoothing rollers or ganged rubber tires. The secondary elements are pivotably attached to the frame of the machine. In a first position, the secondary elements are not in contact with the asphalt layer or with the primary elements and the weight of the machine is borne only by the primary elements. The secondary elements are hydraulically actuable and may be pivoted into a second position wherein only the secondary elements are in contact with the asphalt layer and are in driving contact with the primary elements which are thus raised from contact with the asphalt layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventors: Freddie Lee Brown, Sr., Freddie Lee Brown, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20070206993
    Abstract: A roller assembly is provided for connection behind a towing vehicle, for example a road grader vehicle. The roller assembly includes a frame supporting a plurality of walking beams extending generally in the forwarding working direction of the grader with packing rollers supported at each end thereof. Each walking beam is centrally pivoted on a support arm which is in turn pivoted on the frame to permit each pivot of each walking beam to be moveable generally upwardly and downwardly in relation to the pivots of the other walking beams. A common hydraulic circuit is arranged to provide a common downward force to the pivots of the walking beams. Pivoting movement of the walking beams accommodates for varying ground contours in the longitudinal direction while independent upward and downward movement of the walking beam pivots relative to one another permits accommodation of varying ground contours in the lateral direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Gary Tyhy, Alan Titheridge, Kevin Tyhy, Hilmar Agostinho, David Wallwin
  • Patent number: 7186056
    Abstract: A split drum is provided for a compacting work machine and includes a first and a second drum section. A support arrangement defines a housing that surrounds a vibratory mechanism and is adapted to support the first and second drum sections. The support arrangement comprises a first support member and a second support member that are rotatably connected. Rotational power may be supplied to the first and second drum sections through the use of a propel motor. The first and second drum sections may be rotated at equal speeds or different speeds relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Caterpillar Paving Products Inc
    Inventor: Kevin J. Magee
  • Patent number: 7108452
    Abstract: A compaction roller for mounting on a driven compaction vehicle is equipped with both destructive and tractive, highly wear-resistant cleat assemblies. These include readily removable wear caps and supporting bases which have continuous side walls across the parting lines between the parts. Inset in the outer sidewalls are exposed mortise and tenon Jock joints serving to reduce relative movements between the parts under sever working forces. Pins extending radially between the wear caps and supporting bases further enhance the anti-twist resistance between the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Inventors: James O. Caron, Scott F. P. Caron
  • 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: 6857816
    Abstract: A roller is equipped with a pair of crawlers. Each crawler includes a driving wheel detachably attached to a driving shaft. Each crawler also includes a set of driven wheels. Both sets of driven wheels are supported by a connecting member that is detachably attached on a bottom of a body. A roll, which is vibrated only in the perpendicular direction with respect to the ground surface, is attached to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Sakai Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Saito, Koichi Kaneko, Yukitsugu Saba, Yasutsugu Kanamori, Hiroaki Neko
  • 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: 6708777
    Abstract: An adjustable compactor roller having a roller such as sheepsfoot roller mounted directly rearward of an earth leveling blade, wherein the blade is housed in a frame. The roller is mounted between roller support arms that extend forwardly and are pivotally combined with frame support arms that extend rearwardly from the frame. Hydraulic cylinders or other force assist members extend between the frame and a pivot point intermediate to the frame and the roller. In this manner, the elevation and/or the ground engagement angle of the blade may be adjusted and the compacting roller may compress leveled earth behind the blade without intervening ground engaging members disturbing the graded earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Inventor: Jim Holmes
  • Publication number: 20040047686
    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: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Joseph P. Kitko, Michael C. Wolf
  • Patent number: 6688809
    Abstract: The invention discloses a power transmission arrangement for a compactor, in which a roller is installed to both end-pieces of a roller frame. In both end-pieces, there are bearing assemblies supporting the roller. In addition, in at least one end of the roller there is a hub motor, which is arranged to rotate the roller. The bearings of the hub motor form the bearing assembly supporting the end of the roller. In addition, the roller is supported from the end-piece with the aid of the hub motor and a universal joint. The universal joint transmits moment and permits a variation in the angle between the roller and the end-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Oy Tanacorp LTD
    Inventor: Hannu Heinäsenaho
  • Patent number: 6682262
    Abstract: A companion roller for mounting on a driven compaction vehicle is equipped with both destructive and tractive, highly wear resistant cleat assemblies. The later includes readily removable wear caps with bulbous corner portions and broad wear faces. Anti twist projections and complementary recesses at the interface of the wear caps and support bases reduce relative movement between the parts under severe working forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Caron Compactor Company
    Inventors: James O. Caron, Scott F. P. Caron
  • Publication number: 20030219309
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for leveling and smoothing the surface of wet concrete mix to provide a smooth finish surface relatively unobstructed by pebbles and the like, in which a screed blade is first pulled over the wet mix, a perforated drum or roller is pulled behind the screed blade, and both the blade and the drum are concurrently vibrated in a vibratory motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventor: Mark C. Moore
  • 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: 6485227
    Abstract: A concrete breaking apparatus includes a wheeled support assembly having an open end to accommodate the variable positioning of an impact roller therebetween and a closed end opposite the open end. A frame having opposing longitudinal arms connected near one end so as to define open and closed end portions is pivotably supported by the wheeled support assembly on pivot arms which connect the frame to the wheeled support assembly. An impact roller is fixedly interposed for rotation between the opposing longitudinal arms of the frame near the open end portion thereof. The impact roller has opposing ends, an axis of rotation through the opposing ends, and a surface equipped with spaced apart primary and secondary impact members traversing the opposing ends of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: R and G Construction Co.
    Inventor: Reinhold P. Mathiowetz
  • Patent number: 6382873
    Abstract: The invention concerns a levelling device (10) for an impact roller of the type having at least one out-of-round compactor mass which, when caused to traverse a soil surface, applies periodic compacting blows to that surface. The levelling device of the invention is coupled to the impact roller so as to trail behind the impact roller. It includes a support frame (36) and, for each compactor mass of the impact roller, a ground-engaging levelling blade (52) fast with the support frame. The levelling blade is arranged to cut soil which has been traversed by the compactor mass and thereby to perform a soil levelling action. A ground-engaging shoe (58), one for each levelling blade, is connected to the support frame for pivotal movement about an axis transverse to the direction of movement of the impact roller The shoe serves to control the depth of cut achieved by the levelling blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Compaction Technology (Soil) Limited
    Inventors: David Alfred Mulders, Gideon Slyper, Stephen Van Dyk, Eric Cook
  • Patent number: 6354761
    Abstract: A roller assembly, for use with a hydraulically-powered, truck-mounted, standard snowplow lift having three attach points, is provided with a rigid frame, a roller rotatably supported in the frame, a saddle bracket pivotally attached to the frame and to two of the snowplow lift attach points, and a tongue member also pivotally attached to the frame and to another one of the three snowplow lift attach points, the assembly frame being rotatable relative to the frame through a limited range to accommodate changes in curvature of a roadway surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Inventor: Mark E. Clements
  • Patent number: 6171020
    Abstract: A pressure adjustable, soil-cleating attachment for front of bulldozers, designed for erosion control by cleating the ground in the area between the bull dozer tracks, thus facilitating one pass cleating of the entire area under the bull dozer. The present invention may also be used to crimp straw and when reseeding land. A cleated roller is connected to two support arms, which releasably mount to the bottom of the bulldozer push arms. A protective shield is connected to each support arm, and covers the upper visible portion of the roller as the roller rotates, thereby reducing flying debris during cleating of the ground. Roller stabilization arms are designed to compensate for movement of the support arms as the bottom of the bulldozer blade wears during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventors: Dan Pikna, Rick Reidl
  • Patent number: 6045295
    Abstract: In the operation of a landfill compactor, it is a common problem for the wheels to pick up debris, especially wire and cable, and carry it around with the wheels as they rotate. When the debris falls from the wheels in the direction toward the frame and the axles, it becomes packed between the frame and the axle hampering machine operation and requiring hours of corrective maintenance. The apparatus of the subject invention for inhibiting the wrapping of debris about the axle assembly provides a hook member to ensnare debris. As the wheel rotates, the debris picked up by the hook member is dragged across a serrated blade portion mounted on the axle assembly to pull apart the debris and thus prevent the debris from wrapping around the axle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: John E. Puchosic
  • Patent number: 5967242
    Abstract: On a compactor wheel having outer and inner cylindrical drums, the inner drum being mounted on the vehicle axle, there is provided an axially extending shroud. The shroud is equipped with a cover plate which together serves to define a cavity enclosing the axle seals and bearings preventing trash from intruding into those components of the compactor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Caron Compactor Co.
    Inventors: James O. Caron, Scott F. P. Caron, Donald Chris Bettencourt