All terrain lumber collection and stacking apparatus

  • US 7,591,629 B2
  • Filed: 06/07/2005
  • Issued: 09/22/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/07/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for picking up, stacking and bundling lumber, comprising:

  • (a) a chassis,(b) a grapple carried with the chassis,(c) a conveyor assembly supported on the chassis,(d) a stacking assembly operatively connected adjacent the conveyor assembly, the stacking assembly including an unscrambling hopper, a row conveyor, a stacking bin and a bundling assembly, and,(e) a discharge platform operatively connected adjacent the bundling assembly,wherein the conveyor assembly includes a frame, a pivotal connection for the frame to permit angular adjustment of the frame relative to the chassis, an extendible mast connected between the frame and the chassis to drive the frame about the pivotal connection and a receiving bin and a conveyor carried on the frame, the conveyor positioned between the receiving bin and the stacking assembly and being operable to move lumber from the receiving bin to the stacking assembly and the mast being operable to drive adjustment of the angle of the frame relative to the chassis to select the approach angle for the conveyor relative to the stacking assembly.

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