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_ July 9, 1946. A. HARDRATH, sR., E-rAL 2,403,525 CATTLE GUTTER GUARDÁ Filed Jan; 29, 1944V 779.2. /4 // BY ATTD R N EYE Patented July 9, 17946 . 2,403,525 UNITED STATES” PATENT OFFICE f Albert Hardrath, Sr., and Albert Hardrath, Jr., Unity, Wis.; said Alb ert Hardrath, Jr., assignor to said Albert Hardrath, Sr. Application January 29, 1944, Serial No. 520,278 2 Claims. (Cl. 119-15) The invention relates to a guard and more especially to gutter guards for cattle or other animals. The primary object of the invention is the pro vision of a guard of this character, wherein ani mals, more particularly dairy cows will be frus trated from stepping into a gutter built in cow pens or stallsy and in this manner the cows are 2 I0 snugly engage in the gutter A at the bottom or iloor thereof and be held in this horizontal position. Rising from this frame I0, next to the section I2 is an inverted substantially L-shaped bracket I4 having pivoted thereto at I5 treadle arms I6 carrying a treadle I'I for vertical swinging move ment directly over the risers II to have the kept in a clean and healthy condition, the guard treadle I1 adjacent to the entrance to the stall, being of unique and novel construction. 10 so that when the cow therein steps backwards Another object of the invention is the provision therefrom it will tread thereon for depressing of a guard of` this character, wherein the work such treadle for the automatic operation of the ing thereof is automatically elïected through the guard. tread action of cattle, that is cows, within a pen Swingingly connected to the risers II at I9 are or stalls, without injury to such cows, and re 15 the side limbs I8, of a striking yoke 20, which is lieves the cattle from stepping into the gutter of substantially U-formation, having curved ter into the droppings of the said cattle. minal portions 2I at the pivots I 9, and each of A further object of the invention is the pro these portions is formed with a slotted extension vision of a guard of this character, which is 22 in which is adjustably connected at 23 a con simple in construction, reliable, eñicient and ef 20 tact roller 24, which engages the under side of fective in operation, strong, durable, quick acting, the treadle I1 for minimizing friction during the assured of operation, and inexpensive to manu striking action of the striker yoke when operated facture and install. by the said treadle. With these and other objects in view the in The yoke 20 at its closed end which is the vention consists in the features of construction, 25 striking end thereof is fitted with a resilient roller combination and arrangement of parts as will be 25, although it may be non-resilient, so that hereinafter more Afully described, illustrated in when the yoke is moved to striking position with the accompanying drawing, which shows the pre relation to a cow the blow will not injure the ferred embodiment of the invention, and pointed latter. out in the claims hereunto appended. 30 'I'he bracket I4 will serve as a handle part for In the accompanying drawing: the easy transportation of the guard and in place Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a gutter to a cow ment thereof within a gutter. The guard is hand stall, showing the guard constructed in accord portable. ance with the invention installed therein. With the guard in place in a gutter the full Fig. 2 is a fragmentary vertical transverse sec 35 line position of the same in Figure 2 of the draw tional view thereof, the full lines therein show ing is the normal position of the same, and when ing the normal position of the guard and the a cow backs from the stall its hind foot treads dotted lines showing the actuated position there onto the treadle I'I and the weight of the cow of. Figure 3 is a detail View of the treadle connec 40 depresses the said treadle which in turn operates the striking yoke 2U causing it to fly upwardly tion with the striker yoke of the guard. for delivering a striking blow to the said cow, Similar reference characters indicate corre which results in the cow moving into the stall spending parts throughout the several views in and from and out of the gutter A. 'I‘his operation the drawing. Referring to the drawing in detail A designates 45 is repeated each time the cow backs upon the treadle I'I and in this fashion the cow is frus- » generally a portion of the gutter formation to trated from backing into the gutter. a stall for a cow and is located as usual at the When the weight of the cow is relieved from entrance to such stall, while B denotes generally the treadle I1 the guard striking yoke returns the guard constituting the present invention and to normal position. hereinafter described in detail. 50 The adjustment of the rollers 24 is in accord The guard B comprises a sectional horizontally ance with the height of the treadle I1 with re disposed base frame I 0, having the risers II in spect to the frame I0. opposite side portions thereof, the section I2 of The treadle I'I at the edge next to the yoke 20 this frame I U being adjustably connected at i3 to its other section, so as to have the base frame 55 is fitted with a leaf spring 26 for the contact of the latter therewith when it is moved to striking 2,403,525 3 position, and thus the leaf spring 2B cushions the impact or blow thereof upon the animal. What is claimed is: 1. A guard of the kind described, comprising a base having an adjustable section, a striking yoke pivotally supported by the base, a depressible treadle carried by the base for operating the striking yoke, and adjustable oontactzrrollers on the yoke for engaging the under side of the treadle. 2. A guard of the kind described, comprising a base having an adjustable section, a striking yoke pivotally supported by the base, a depressible treadle carried by the base for operating the striking yoke, adjustable contact rollers on the yoke for engaging the under side of the treadle, and a roller carried by the yoke for engaging an lanirnai‘when struck byzthe Said yoke. ALBERT HARDRATH, Sn. ALBERT HARDRA'I‘H, JR.