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w; 29, 1945.
J. E. RmGRTosE
2,419,235
HAY LOADING - APPARATUS
Filed Dec. 14, 1943
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HAY LOADING APPARATUS
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Patented Oct. 29, {1946
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HAYLOADIING APPARATUS
a} ’_ Joseph Elan itiiigrtse, Redmond, Oreg.
Application December 14, 1943, Serial No. 514,269
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‘My invention relates to improvements in load- ‘ : eluding a front, relatively short, vertically swing
able section II and a rear ?xed section l2.
The front section II comprises-skeleton side
frames l3 suitably pivoted at the rear ends there
of on an axis member, as at M, extending between
ing ‘apparatus for use, more particularly, in load
ing baled hay.
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The primary object of the invention-is‘ to pro
vide simply constructed, ei?cient, labor-saving
apparatus for attachment to .a motor-driven
a pair of‘side posts [5 rising from the front end
truck alongside the same‘ to. be propelled over-a
?eld thereby, and which is equipped to pickup
baled hay left inthe ?eld by a baler and load the
the» elevator structure comprises skeleton side
frames l6, similar to the frames l3, suitably ?xed
same quickly into thetruck.
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"Other and subordinate objects are 'alsovcom
of the chassis frame I. The rear section. I2:of_
10 at the front ends thereof on the axis member 14.
Suitable uprights l3’ rising from the rear end
prehentled by my invention, all-of which,'to'gether
with the precise nature of my improvements,~‘and
the advantages thereof," will be readily under
of the chassis frame I support the side frame
sections 16 adjacent the rear'ends thereof.
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An endless chain-type conveyor extends longi
tudinally
of the side frames l3, l6, said conveyor
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stood when the succeeding description and ‘claims
including side chains I‘! supported at the rear
are read with reference to the drawings accom
end of the conveyor by a pair of sprocket wheels
l8 on the ends of an idler roller I9 suitably ?xed
on a conveyor drive shaft 20 journaled, in'any
Figure 1 is a view'in' side elevation ‘of-'myim
proved (hay loading apparatus’ in {its preferred 20 suitable manner, in the rear ends of theside
frames [6 to extend across the same and equipped
with a drive'pulley v2|. At the front end of said
Figure 2 is a view intop plan;- , ~
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conveyor, the side chains H are supported by
Figure 3 is‘ a view in top "plan‘ofthe chassis
rollers 22-extending across the vertically swing
frame, running gear, the forward hitch; land
means for: adjusting'the elevator'structure,=' 71 26 able-section-V‘H and. journaled, as at 23, in bear
ings, as at 24, on the side frames 13 of said swing
' Figure 4 is a‘fragmentary view inside elevation
able section. As best shown in Figure 1, the front
of the front end portion of the‘elevator structure
end of the conveyor is spaced rearwardly of the
and parts carried thereby, and drawn'to an en
front end of said section II for a short distance
and for a purpose presently clear. A transverse
' Figure 5 is a'view in transverse section taken on
idler roller 25 extends across the front end of the
the line 5-—5 of Figurel, and drawn'to an‘ené
section
I2 to support the upper runs of the side
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chains 11 at that point. The usual crossbar-s 26
Figure 6 is a view in vertical section, taken on
extend between the side chains ll of the described
the line 6--_-Bv of ‘Figurej'3,_'and"drawnjto an _en-,
panying and forming part of this specification.
In said drawings:
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conveyor.
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At the rear end of the described elevator-strum
ture is a de?ector plate 2‘! of right angled form
improved vhay loading apparatus‘, inits preferred
extending from one of the side frames [6 of the
embodiment, comprises an elongated, rectangular
section l2 across‘the upper run of the conveyor
chassis frame I includingside bars 2, a pair of ,
front and rear 'endfba'rs ‘314, respective1y','rein- 4Q to what constitutes the unloading side of said ele
vator structure, said plate having a free end 28
forcing side cheeknplates ‘5, a pair ‘of front trans;
overlying a downwardly inclined platform chute
verse, auxiliary reinforcingbars hand an inter,
29 extending laterally from the side frame IE on
mediate reinforcing transverse bar‘ .‘I. '
said unloading 'sideof ‘said’ structure and suitably
larged
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scale. to‘ the ‘drawings’
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Adjacent its rear end, he chassis frame
is
supported by a suitable axle BYequippedwithLa
pair of suitable groundwheels ,9,- preierablyrrub-q
her-tired. ;At its-front end, said chassis frame ,.I
is ‘supported'by a single caster-type‘steeri'ng wheel
lllwhich maybe mounted inianyisuitable man'- _50
ner on the front endrbar'3g
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ssurmounting thechassis frame I and inclining
upwardly and‘rearwardly over the same parallel
securedto said frame. Side guide rails 30 sup
ported by upright posts 3| surmount the side
frames N5 of the section l2 and extend from'the
front end thereof 1to a suitable p‘olntadjacent
saldplate and platform chute '28, 29, respectively.
A suitable motor 32 on the chassis frame I is
operatively connected to ‘the described‘conveyor'
'to drive the same counterclockwise,>as-'_viewed in
Figure 1 and by the following means:
Mounted on the side frame members l2 in any
therewith and from a substantial distance in
front of the Same, is an elevator structure in- 55 suitable manner is a cross shaft 33 to one end
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of which the motor 32 is operatively connected, as
by a belt 34. A pulley 35 on the other end of
said shaft 33 and a belt 36 connecting said pulley
35 to the beforementioned pulley 2| operatively
connects said shaft 33 to the conveyor driving
shaft 20.
Extending transversely between the front ends
of the side frames l3 of the vertically swingable
section I I, in advance of the described conveyor,
is a bale pick-up roller, substantially rectangular
Referring now to the operation of the described
apparatus, normally the shoes 43 are designed to
ride over the ground and support the pick-up
roller 39 slightly elevated above the ground for
free rotation, the section II, because of the de
scribed swinging mounting thereof, being free to
float or ride over uneven ground, as will be clear.
In this connection, the described means for swing
ing the section H is particularly adapted, be
cause of the pivotal connections 43, 52 to permit
free vertical ?oating movement of said section H
in cross section, and journaled at its ends by stub
shafts, as at 31, in bearings 38 on the front ends
of said frames.
to an extent such that the front end of the sec
The pick-up roller, designated
' tion may drop on uneven ground at least 21/2
39, is provided with longitudinally extending, out
.feet below the ground line of the wheels 9, I0,
standing corner ribs 40 to facilitate picking up 15
a bale of hay, and, as will presently more clearly
appear, is designed to be rotated cou'nterclock-;
wise, as viewed in Figure 1, close to the ground,
in the operation of the apparatus. A sprocket and
chain drive 4| operatively connects a shaft 42 20
extending from the. befor'em'entioned roller 22
to one of the stub shafts 31, whereby said pick
up roller is rotated in the direction indicated.
or, rise a like distance above such a line, when
said section is‘ in operation. The advantage is,
of course, providingyfor pick-up operations over
unusually uneven ground. As the apparatus is
propelled over the ?eld by the motor truck, with
the described conveyor and pick-up roller oper
ating in the direction previously described, the
front ends 44' of the shoes 43 straddle a bale of
hay deposited on the ground and the pick-up
roller 39 tilts said bale upwardly so that it will
A pair of downwardly bowed, resilient, bar-like
shoes 43 are suitably ?xed, as at 44, to the under 25 clear the side frames l3 of the section M, while,
at the same time, said roller operates to move the
sides of the side frames 13 of the vertically swing
bale rearwardly onto the conveyor. The con
able section 'II to extend forwardly beneath the
veyor transports, the bale upwardly and rear
pick-up roller 39, said shoes having upwardly and
wardly until it strikes the de?ector plate 21, at
rearwardly curved front ends 44' spaced for a
which point it may be pulled by an operator off
suitable distance forwardly of said roller 39. '
the conveyor onto the platformchute 29 to slide
A downwardly bowed guard plate 45 is .?xed at
01f the same into the motor truck 55. During the
its rear end, as at 45, to the under sides of said
passage ofv the bale of hay up the elevator struc
side frames l3 to extend beneath ‘the front ends
ture, the rails 30 prevent the bale from falling off
of the conveyor chains, which is to say the con
veyor, with its front end terminating between 35 the elevator structure, as will be obvious. When
the apparatus isnot in use, the vertically swing
said conveyor and the pick-up roller 39 in ap
able section H _may be swung upwardly, in the
proximate alignment with the top run of the con
veyor. The guard plate 45 functions to protect
manner already described, to raise the shoes 43
off the ground in an out-of-the-way position.
the lower run of the conveyor against rocks and
The foregoing will, it is believed, suffice to im
the like on the ground.
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part a clear understanding of my invention
Means are provided for swinging the front sec
without further explanation.
tion ll of the elevator structure vertically com
prising an upright pneumatic cylinder 47, ,piv
Manifestly, the invention, as described, is sus
ceptible of modi?cation without departing from
oted, as at 48, on the cross bar 1 for oscillation
in the plane of the elevator structure and having 45 the inventive concept, and right is herein reserved
a piston 49 working therein equipped with an
to such modi?cations as .fall within the scope
of the appended claim.
upstanding piston rod 50 to the upper end of
WhatI claim is :
which a lever arm 5.! is pivoted, as at 52, and
Apparatus for loading bales of hay in a ?eld
rigidly connected to the vertically s‘wingable sec
tion II, as at 53, so that when the piston rod 50 50 onto .a truck comprising a wheel-supported
chassis frame, elevator structure surmounting
is moved downwardly, said sect-ion II will be
said frame and inclining upwardly and rearwardly
swung upwardly ‘to elevate the shoes 43 off the
over the same, said structure comprising a ver
ground, The arm 5| is counterweighted, as at'54,
tically'swingable front section, a transversely ex
to stabilize said arm ‘against vibration.
The chassis frame I is connected adjacent its 55 tending pick-up roller at the front end of said
section, an endless conveyor extending into said
front end to one side of a motor truck or other
section and ‘having a ‘front end terminating adja
propelling vehicle ‘represented at 55 by means
cent said roller, ground-engaging means on said
of a yoke-like front hitch 56 pivoted, as repre
section for maintaining the front end thereof and
sented at 51, to brackets 58 rising from the be
forementioned bars 6 and similarly pivoted, as 60" said roller o? the ground comprising a pair of
represented at '59, to said side of the motor truck
downwardly bowed bar-like side shoes having
upwardly and rearwardly curved front ends in
advance of said roller, and a ‘guard ‘plate on said
section extending forwardly beneath the front
55, the pivotal connections being such that the
front end of the chassis frame I may move ver
tically relative to said motor truck. ‘A rear hitch
60 pivoted on one ‘of ‘the uprights I3’ is provided
end of the conveyor and upwardly between said
for connecting the rear {end of the chassis ‘frame 65 end and said» pick-up roller to protect the front
end of the conveyor against rocks on the ground,
I to said motor truck in a manner similar to that
described with reference to the hitch 55.
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said front section being full floating vertically
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The cylinder 41 may be connected in any-suit
able manner to a source of air under pressure,
not shown, and suitable controls provided, for
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and having a range :of swinging movement at ‘its
front end well below, and above the ground line
of the chassis supporting'gwheels.
causing vertical moving of the piston 34,9..uhder
pressure and in opposite directions.
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JOSEPH ELAN ,nmcaosn.
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