Livestock loading chute

  • US 7,152,726 B2
  • Filed: 10/24/2003
  • Issued: 12/26/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A livestock loading chute for attachment to a dock loading livestock trailer, the dock loading livestock trailer being characterized as having a trailer floor, a rear frame and a roll-up door contained within the rear frame of the dock loading livestock trailer, said livestock loading chute comprising:

  • an upper chute section attached to the rear frame of the livestock trailer, said upper chute section having an upper section adjustable ramp adjustable between a dock loading position wherein said adjustable ramp is essentially horizontal and a ground loading position wherein said adjustable ramp extends downwardly away from the rear of the dock loading livestock trailer; and

    a lower chute section attached to said upper chute section, said lower chute section having a lower chute section ramp extending downwardly away from said upper chute section, so that said upper chute section adjustable ramp in said ground loading position and said lower chute section ramp are generally aligned to provide a livestock loading path beginning about 12 inches above the ground and extending upwardly to within about six inches of the level of the floor of the dock loading livestock trailer.

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