Indexed feed dispensing mechanism

  • US 6,526,913 B2
  • Filed: 05/07/2002
  • Issued: 03/04/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An animal feeder comprising:

  • a hopper including a wall having a feed discharge formed therein and a feed trough adjacent said feed discharge;

    a feed gate positionable relative to said feed discharge; and

    an indexing mechanism operably coupled to said feed gate and positionable in a plurality of individual discrete adjustment positions to selectively locate said feed gate in a plurality of individual discrete feed gate positions while allowing said feed gate to move within a limited range of linear motion about each of said plurality of individual discrete feed gate positions once said feed gate is in one of said plurality of individual discrete feed gate positions.

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