Potting apparatus

  • US 8,590,583 B2
  • Filed: 05/31/2012
  • Issued: 11/26/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/31/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A potting apparatus comprising:

  • a first conveyor being a belt having an upper surface suitable for receiving a pot thereon, said upper surface being devoid of any pot-receiving fixtures extending upwardly therefrom, said first conveyor having a loading end and a discharge end, said first conveyor following an entirely linear path from said loading end to said discharge end;

    a second conveyor suitable for receiving soil thereon, said second conveyor having an end positioned so as to deliver soil to the pot on the first conveyor;

    a drill positioned above said upper surface of said first conveyor, said drill being movable upwardly and downwardly relative to the pot on said first conveyor so as to form a hole in the soil in the pot; and

    a driving means cooperative with said first conveyor for moving said first conveyor in an indexing manner such that said first conveyor temporarily stops at a location directly below said drill.

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