US Patent No: 6,079,926

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Self-propelled hay bale retriever and stacker

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Abstract

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The invention is a self-propelled hay bale retriever and stacker ('retriever/stacker') for loading, transporting, and unloading bales of hay. The retriever/stacker has a tiltable bed for receiving the bales, and has movable side railings mounted to the bed, with each side railing carrying pivotal upper racks. The retriever/stacker also has a pair of spreadable forks mounted to the aft end of the bed. Attached to the front end of the retriever/stacker is a loader for lifting bales off the ground and moving them onto the bed.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Andersen, Ole P.O. Box 1027, Warden, WA 98857 6 14
Cox, James Y 23333 Rd. 7 SE., Warden, WA 98857 1 9

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KLEIN, JACK F. (1)
* 4,789,289 Bale loader, handler and feeder 29 1986
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (11)
* 4,498,829 Big bale retriever and stacker 27 1982
* 4,619,570 Bale loading-stacking apparatus 12 1984
* 4,634,336 Bale loader 15 1985
* 4,630,986 Bale handler 22 1985
* 4,952,111 Pick up and stacking device for large hay bales 37 1988
* 5,150,999 Bale lifter and mover 20 1990
* 5,333,981 Bale loading, transporting and unloading trailer 97 1993
* 5,320,472 Non-stop large bale loading, transporting and unloading machine and method 14 1993
* 5,639,198 Hay bale loader 5 1995
* 5,647,716 Tined, front-end big bale loader 5 1995
* 5,758,481 Motorized bale handler 9 1996
 
EMERGENT BUSINESS CAPITAL, INC. (1)
* 5,813,814 Apparatus for loading, transporting, and stacking bales 12 1997
 
RICHARDTON MANUFACTURING COMPANY (1)
* 4,459,075 Roll bale loader 23 1981
 
Sperry Corporation (1)
* 4,426,183 Automatic control linkage for round bale wagon 11 1981
 
J.A. FREEMAN & SONS, INC. (1)
* 5,695,311 Apparatus for pressing arrangements of units such as tiers of hay bales and method of stabilizing the same 15 1995
 
Wilson Mfg., Inc. (1)
* 4,971,504 Bale pickup transfer and stacking apparatus 29 1989
 
MORRIS INDUSTRIES (USA) INC. (2)
* 5,397,208 Large bale handling apparatus 16 1992
* 5,507,612 Large bale handling apparatus 17 1995
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Triple C Manufacturing, Inc. (2)
6,817,820 Square bale feeder attachment for flat-bed vehicles 2 2002
6,945,385 Square bale feeder attachment for flat-bed vehicles 2 2004
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (3)
* 6,478,522 Round bale handling apparatus 2 2001
7,090,456 Apparatus for loading, transporting, stacking and feeding bales 4 2004
7,887,275 Bale handling vehicle 0 2008
 
MARCREST MANUFACTURING INC. (3)
7,610,851 Bale stacker 2 2007
8,122,822 Bale stacker 2 2009
8,365,898 Pick-up assembly 0 2010
 
MORRIS INDUSTRIES (USA) INC. (1)
6,997,663 Hay bale stacker 6 2002
* Cited By Examiner