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Патент USA US3091883

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June 4, 1963
B. B. WEST
3,091,873
EARTH MOVING APPARATUS
Filed Feb. 2, 1961
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EARTH MOVING APPARATUS
Bernard B. West, P.0. Box 286, Mound City, Kans
Filed Feb. 2, 1961, Ser. No. 86,662
1 Claim. (Cl. 37-143)
This invention relates to an apparatus for moving dirt
or earth.
The object of the invention is to provide a device
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ily or effectively moved from in front of the blade unit
10 off to the side of the blade unit so that the dirt will
be kept from piling up in front of the blade, and this will
permit the blade unit or machine to be operated with
greater ease of e?iciency or facility.
A means is provided for operating or driving the auger
19, and this means comprises ‘a sprocket 23 which is ar
ranged on an end of the shaft 20. An endless chain 24
is trained over the sprocket 23, and the chain 24 is also
which is in the nature of an anger or conveyor that is 10 trained over a sprocket 25 which is mounted on a shaft 26,
the shaft 26 being {driven by a conventional motor or en—
gine 27. The motor 27 is mounted on the support member
14 as shown in the drawings, and the motor 27 may be se
from in front of the blade whereby the dirt will be kept
cured in place by means of brackets 28. The numeral 29
from piling up in front of the blade.
Another object of the invention is to provide a device 15 indicates a gear shift lever which can be used for reversing
rotation of the shaft 26 so that the auger 19 can be driven
which consists of a member that is adapted to be con
in either a forward or reverse direction whereby the dirt
nected to an earth moving blade such as a bulldozer blade,
can be moved to either side of the blade unit as desired.
and wherein the attachment of the present invention in—
From the foregoing, it is apparent that there has been
cludes an auger that can be used for moving dirt from
in front of the blade to either side of the blade so that 20 provided an attachment for use with a bulldozer or the
like, wherein dirt or earth will be continually moved from
the dirt will not pile up in front of the blade, and where
in front of the bulldozer blade off to the side so that
in a suitable motor or engine is provided for operating
this dirt will be kept from piling up whereby the blade
the auger.
can operate more e?lciently or effectively. In use, the
A further object of the invention is to provide an earth
moving device which is extremely simple and inexpensive 25 pairs of lugs 13 are secured to the upper rear portion of
the blade unit 10 in any suitable manner, as for example
to manufacture.
arranged forwardly of an earth moving blade so that the
auger can be used for continually moving dirt or earth
Other objects and advantages will be apparent during
the course of the following description.
In .the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this
by welding. The attachment of the present invention in
and 12, FIGURE 2. Extending upwardly and rearwardly
the bulldozer can be used in the usual manner.
cludes the support member 14 which embodies the arms
15 that are connected to the lugs 13 by means of pins 22.
application, and in which like numerals are used to desig 30 The support member 14 further includes the beam 16 and
forwardly disposed legs 17 which carry the bearings 18,
nate like parts throughout the same:
and the shaft 20 of the auger 19 is journaled in the bear
FIGURE 1 is a front elevational view illustrating the
ings 18. It is to be noted that the auger 19 is arranged
earth moving apparatus of the present invention.
in front of the blade unit 10, and the auger unit is longer
FIGURE 2 is a side elevational view of the assembly
35 than the blade unit so that the dirt can be readily moved
of FIGURE 1.
out past the ends of the blade unit. The motor 27 is
FIGURE 3 is a top plan view of the assembly.
adapted to be secured on top of the support member 14,
FIGURE 4 is a plan view showing the device detached»
and the motor 27 drives the shaft 26 which in turn rotates
or removed from the blade unit.
the ‘auger 19. Due to the provision of the gear shift
FIGURE 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5—5
40 lever 29, the direction of rotation of the shaft 20 can be
of FIGURE 4.
controlled as desired so that the dirt can be moved off
Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral 10 in
to either side of the blade unit as desired.
dicates a conventional blade unit which is ‘adapted to be
When the device is not being used, the pins 22 can
arranged in front of a suitable machine such as a tractor
or bulldozer or the like, and the blade unit 10 is adapted 45 be removed so ‘that the entire unit ‘can be readily re
moved from the front of the tractor or bulldozer so that
to be connected to such machine by means of braces 11
The parts can be made of any suitable material and in
di?erent shapes or sizes.
Thus, it will be seen that there has been provided an
with respect to each other.
50 attachment which is especially ‘suitable when working on
The numeral 14 indicates a support member wihch in
from the blade unit 10 and secured thereto are pairs of
lugs 13 which are arranged in spaced parallel relation
terraces or the like, and wherein the device or attachment
will prevent dirt from piling up in front of the blade.
15 which are connected to the lugs 13 in any suitable
The attachment includes the revolving auger which is
manner, as for example by means of pins or securing ele
ments 22. The support member 14 further includes ‘a 55 operated by the engine 27 and the entire attachment is
connected to a dirt moving blade unit 10, and this blade
horizontally disposed beam 16 which has a pair of spaced
unit 10 may 1be in the nature of a straight dozer, angle
parallel forwardly disposed legs 17 secured thereto, and
dozer, or the like. The purpose of the attachment is to
the legs 17 have bearings 18 mounted in their lower end
assist or speed-up the movement of dirt to the vicinity of
portions.
The numeral 19 indicates an anger or conveyor which 60 the ends of the blade where it is disposed of. The auger
is longer than the blade so as to give the dirt a better
includes a shaft 20 that has its ends journaled in the bear
chance to move out of the way. Since the auger is cap-able
ings 18, and a spiral blade 21 is mounted on the shaft 20.
of forward or reverse motion or rotation in either direc
It is to be noted from the drawings, that the auger 19 is
tion, the dirt can be spilled olf either end of the blade.
longer than the blade unit 10 so that the dirt can be read
cludes a pair of spaced parallel rearwardly disposed arms
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Minor changes in shape, size and rearrangement of de
tails coming within the ?eld of invention claimed may be
anger further including a spiral blade on said shaft, ‘and
means for operating said auger, said means comprising a
resorted to in actual practice, if desired’.
I claim:
In an earth moving apparatus including a blade unit
and at least two pairs of lugs arranged in spaced parallel
relation with respect to each other and said lugs extend
ing upwardly ‘and rearwardly of said ‘blade unit, a support
member embodying a pair of spaced parallel arms, detach
ably connected to said lugs, said support member further 10
including a horizontally disposed ‘beam secured to said
motor mounted on said support member, chain and
sprocket means connecting said motor to said shaft one
arms, a pair of spaced parallel legs extending forwardly
from the outer ends of said ‘beam and secured thereto,
bearings connected to the lower end portions of the legs
of the support member, an auger including a shaft ex 15
tending through said bearings and having the portion ad
jacent one end thereof exteriorly-of the adjacent leg, said
end portion, said auger being longer than said blade unit
so that the ends of the auger project beyond the ends of
the blade unit.
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