Mushroom compost compacting system and method

  • US 8,069,608 B1
  • Filed: 10/12/2010
  • Issued: 12/06/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/12/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mushroom compost compacting system, comprising:

  • at least one roller assembly coupled to a compost receptacle having mushroom compost therein, wherein the at least one roller assembly comprises;

    a roller adapted for rotation on a shaft;

    a first fixture coupled to a first end of the shaft, wherein the first fixture is adapted for height adjustment of the roller and the shaft in reference to a floor portion of the compost receptacle to create a nip between the roller and the floor portion of the compost receptacle, wherein the first fixture comprises;

    a first end coupled to the first end of the shaft,a mid-section coupled to a sleeve, wherein the sleeve is adapted to mount onto a first sidewall of the compost receptacle, anda second end adapted to mount onto a support of the compost receptacle;

    a second fixture coupled to a second end of the shaft, wherein the second fixture is adapted for height adjustment of the roller and the shaft in reference to the floor portion of the compost receptacle, wherein the second fixture comprises;

    a first end coupled to the second end of the shaft;

    a mid-section coupled to a second sleeve, wherein the second sleeve is adapted to mount onto a second sidewall of the compost receptacle, anda second end adapted to mount onto the support of the compost receptacle; and

    a web adapted to convey the mushroom compost into the nip between the roller and the floor portion of the compost receptacle.

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