Method and apparatus for separating excavated material

  • US 8,695,806 B2
  • Filed: 12/21/2007
  • Issued: 04/15/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A separating apparatus for classifying and recycling excavated material comprising:

  • a frame member having a slanted grate having two opposite sides and two opposite ends wherein said slanted grate forms less than a ninety degree angle relative to a ground surface; and

    a removable screen member positioned on a top of said frame member, said screen member having two opposite sides, two opposite ends, a top area and a bottom area whose perimeters are formed by the two opposite sides and the two opposite ends, and at least one inverted hook member extending from the top area of said screen member such that said at least one hook member is positioned above the top area of the screen member.

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