Front-loadable refuse container having side-loading robotic arm with motors and other mass mounted at rear of container and use of same with front-loading waste-hauling vehicle having hydraulic front forks or other retractably engageable lift means

  • US 9,399,549 B2
  • Filed: 08/12/2013
  • Issued: 07/26/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A fork-liftable combination of a refuse container and a side-loading robotic arm mechanism for operative use with a supplied front-loading, waste collecting vehicle, where the vehicle has frontwardly extending forks and where said fork-liftable combination is characterized by:

  • at least a first portion of the side-loading robotic arm mechanism attached to a rearmost refuse-containing wall of the refuse container rearward of the refuse container during collection of refuse, a slide mechanism enables movement of the first portion, the first portion and the slide mechanism are located between the refuse container and the vehicle when supported by the vehicle;

    the refuse container has fork-receiving pockets attached to the refuse container for receiving the forks of the vehicle, the fork-receiving pockets extend rearwardly past the rearmost refuse-containing wall of the refuse container.

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