Livestock unloading system

  • US 6,454,510 B1
  • Filed: 06/17/2000
  • Issued: 09/24/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/17/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A livestock unloading apparatus for unloading livestock from a storage unit positioned on a transport vehicle, said apparatus comprising:

  • a base member adapted to be supported on a ground surface;

    a telescopic conveyor section movably mounted to and supported by said base member, said telescopic conveyor section positioned generally parallel to said ground surface and having a length, a livestock receiving end and a discharge end, said receiving end extendable from and retractable to said base member;

    a mobile conveyor discharge belt section having a first end pivotably attached to said elevating support member to provide for a first point of transfer between said discharge end and said mobile conveyor discharge belt section, said mobile conveyor discharge belt section having a second end adaptable to traversing a surface;

    a stationary discharge conveyor section for conveying the livestock for further processing, said second end of said mobile conveyor discharge belt section movably mounted to said stationary discharge conveyor section to provide a second point of transfer; and

    an elevating support member movably mounted to said base member for elevating said telescopic conveyor section.

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