Wash pad with evacuator

CAFC
  • US 8,499,774 B2
  • Filed: 04/01/2011
  • Issued: 08/06/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/14/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A wash pad comprising:

  • a wash floor for supporting a wash item;

    a catch trough disposed in fluid communication with the wash floor, the catch trough collecting at least one of wash fluid and debris from the wash floor;

    an evacuator disposed in fluid communication with an evacuation end of the catch trough, the evacuator substantially removing wash fluid received from the catch trough, the evacuator comprising;

    a debris collector; and

    a fluid mover in fluid communication with the debris collector for drawing fluid through the debris collector, the debris collector configured to collect non-fluid debris;

    an elevator disposed in fluid communication with the evacuator, the elevator removing debris from the debris collector and elevating the removed debris from a collection height to a dump height for dumping; and

    a conveyor disposed along the catch trough and the elevator, the conveyor moving at least one of the wash fluid and the debris collected in the catch trough to the evacuator and elevating the debris from the evacuator to the dump height.

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