Motor powered intermediate container and method of use

  • US 5,484,245 A
  • Filed: 01/31/1994
  • Issued: 01/16/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/01/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An motor powered intermediate container in combination with a refuse collection vehicle, wherein said refuse collection vehicle includes forwardly extending arms suitable for engaging, lifting and emptying directly into said vehicle a front loader refuse container filled with refuse, said motor powered intermediate container comprising:

  • an intermediate container carried by said forwardly extending arms;

    said intermediate container having support means for supporting said intermediate container on said forwardly extending arms;

    an assembly extendable to the curb side of the vehicle and carried by said intermediate container;

    said assembly having motor powered means including a dumping assembly and an extendable element carrying an engagement assembly;

    said dumping assembly having motor powered means to empty the contents of a curb side refuse container into said intermediate container;

    said engagement assembly having motor powered means to hold the refuse container during the emptying operation; and

    said extendable element having motor powered means to extend said extendable element and said engagement assembly into engagement with the refuse container, whereby the use of said motor powered intermediate container converts said refuse collection vehicle from collection by lifting front loader refuse containers and emptying them directly into said vehicle to collection by collecting from curb side refuse containers to said intermediate container carried by said forwardly extending arms.

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