Installation for extracting pipes from a centrifugal casting machine
Refuse collection device
Grasping apparatus and collection vehicle
Loader for a vehicle body
Mechanically operated tongs for gripping round objects Patent #: 4478451
ApplicationNo. 06/613090 filed on 05/22/1984
US Classes:414/303, Charging a static receptacle by gravity flow from a portable load carrier294/106, Pivoted jaws414/409, Device includes track-guided, receptacle-supporting carrier414/422, Elevator type414/555With means to grasp load
ExaminersPrimary: Spar, Robert J.
Assistant: Millman, Stuart J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB65F 3/02 (20060101)
B65F 3/08 (20060101)
AbstractA container handling apparatus for refuse containers of various sizes includes a frame mounted on an elevating and dumping mechanism disposed on a refuse collection vehicle. The apparatus includes opposed primary container engaging arms pivotally secured to the frame and secondary container engaging arms pivotally secured to the frame inboard of the pivot points of the primary arms. Hydraulic cylinder actuators are operable to move the primary arms from a retracted position substantially within the normal clearance width profile of the vehicle to a position for engaging and gathering the container to be grasped between the primary and secondary arms. The configuration of the primary and secondary arms provides for grasping containers of various diameters and for tolerating misalignment of the apparatus with respect to a container during driveby pickup operations. Alternate embodiments of the apparatus include opposed primary arms and a transversely extendable and retractable container engaging member to provide three point contact with the container. A second alternate embodiment includes two opposed primary arms which overlap each other to grasp containers of various sizes between the arms and the frame.