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Publication numberUS1651247 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 29, 1927
Filing dateApr 22, 1927
Priority dateApr 22, 1927
Publication numberUS 1651247 A, US 1651247A, US-A-1651247, US1651247 A, US1651247A
InventorsBodenstein Jr John G, Fred Bodenstein
Original AssigneeBodenstein Jr John G, Fred Bodenstein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Road-resurfacing machine
US 1651247 A
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Nov. 29, 1927. 1,651,247

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' F. BODENSTEIN ET AL ROAD RESURFACING MACHINE Filed April v 1927 3 Sheets Sheet 3 INVENTORS 595a Boaewsrsnv,


Patented Nov. 29, 1927.



Application ar a April 22, 1927. Serial No. 185,740.

The invention aims to provide a new and IIDPIOVGd machine for cutting off frozen snow or.1ce bet-i'veen parallel ruts on a road and along the outer sides of said'ruts, the construction beingsuch that the frozen material will" be cut off substantially even with the rut bottoms and will be thrown to one side;

out ofthe way. i

l Vith the foregoing inview, the invention resides in the novel sub ect matter hereinafter described and claimed, the description Fig. 4 "is a fragmentary perspective View looking atone rear corner of, the machine. Figs. 5 and Garediagrams, showing the condition of the road before and after use of themachine thereon. i

The drawings above briefly lustrate'the preferred form of construction and while this construction will be herein after specifically described, it is tobe understood that within the "scope of the invention as claimed, variationsfmay be made i A frame is shownembodying two longt' tudinally-disposed side bars 7 which are lat- V erally spaceda distance corresponding to the 7 ed to the s ide bars iThree transverse bars :1 'gaugecof vehicle wheelsps o that said bar's" may travel and be guided by parallel ruts in frozen snow or ice upon a road. The front ends of these bars preferably curve upwardly as indicated at 8 and said bars are provided with suitable supporting shoes 9 and 10 at their front: and rear ends. Two short lengths Orange metal stock '11, are secured by bolts 12 to "the front portions of the side bars 7 and sprojef'ctupwardly there'- from, and a pair of transverse bars are secured bolts 14 to the members 11', establishing effective tie means between the front ends of the aforesaid bars. TBr eferahly; the bolts 14 also secure 'apairo'f draft-bars 15in place, the front ends ofsaid bars havinghooks 16 to be engagedby suitable draft means. Also, some of the bolts 1 L may be utilized to anchor an arched'ifoot-rest 17 which is disposed in advance of an appropriate seat 18, said seat having supporting legs 19 boltdescribed, il-

20, 21 and 22 have been shown extending between and suitably secured to the side bars 7, said bars being disposed at progressively lowered positions from the front toward the rear of the machine. These bars are provided with forwardly declined spikes or'teeth 20 21 and 22 respectively, secured thereto inany dcsiredmanner,andall of these teeth imay well be formed'from tempered tungsten steel for effective ice cutting."*As shown most clearly in Fig12, the spikesor teeth 20 21 and 22 are disposed at progressively lower positions from the'fro nt toward the rear of the machine. Thus, they Wlll remove ndividualslices of the frozen material between the ruts and the" last or rear set of teeth 1s so positioned that said materialwill be out ofi substantially flush'with' the bot:-

toms of the ruts, as will be clear from Fig. '6.

Suitably secured to and projectir'ig"later? ally from the side barsZ, preferably near 4 their rear ends, are two tooth or'spike-car rying members 23which are provided with forwardly declined spikes or" teeth 23?,

adapted to out off the frozen-material along the outer sides of the ruts substa 'ntiallyevenlwith therutbottoms, the cutting hbWQVQ1,' bein done in an inclined 'plane as will be clear Irom'Figs. 3' and 6. Braces 24" l I are providedfor these members'23," said braces having front'portions 24 which ex tend, inwardly toward the sld'e bars" 7 and have downturned innerends secured by bolts tor the like '2 P; to said side bars 7. These braces not only act to hold the members'23 against rearwardly springing but they also perform an additional function hereinafter described and act also as guards to prevent the operator from being cut bythe teeth 23 Suitable shoes 25 are providedat the rear ends of the runners or side barslfsaid shoes being carried by longitudinal levers 26, fulcrumed to the members 7 "as indiatedatZ'T.

Normally, the front ends of these levers li'e upon the transverse portion 24 of theb'races 24 and hence areheld agamst'digging lnto thefrozen'inaterial along tlieroad. "Whenmay bepulled upwardlyend hooked behiiid -e'ver' advisablefone or both "of "these levers appropriate lugs' 28 *on tire-endear the seat 18. This movement of the levers causes the shoes 25 to engage the bottoms of the ruts and consequently effects elevation of the rear portion of the machine,,which is often necessary when obstructions are encountered.


wheels, whereby said supporting means rnav suitable bearings; ill) receiving an ubslantb ingr shalt Ell Whose lower end is approii-lately secured at 32 to one ol the side bars 7. The blade 2b is preferably connected by a coil spring lilivith a suitable anchor ill secured to the other side bar i perm tting said blade to yield rearu'ardlv whenever it engages an obstruction.

A machine constructed as or substantially as herein shown and described will be very cllicicnt for the purposes intended, and will so resurface a road covered by 'lroaen inatcrial, as to permit more expeditious travel. lVhen a pair of rats are :lornied in. aroad and machines travel continually in them, it is very often practically inmossible to cut out of these rats when one machine is to pass another and this causes not only trouble and incomenience but very often accidents. By the use of the invention however, the roadway is given substantially thetransverse shapeshown in Fig. (3 and hence diilliculties are effectively overcome.

lVithin the scope of the invention as claimed, various modifications may he made. For instance, in some cases, supporting wheels mi ht be used for the frame structurc, spaced apart a distance lo travel in the rats. Moreover, the specille construction and anchorage of the ice cuttingteeth may be varied as occasion may demand, although e prefer, at least for the two roar sets of teeth 212'3, to use steel stocl: which is square in transverse section, said stock being cut to desired lengths and doubly beveled at one end to provide for the ice cutting, the beveling being so done that when the teeth are clamped or otherwise held in place, their points will decline :t'or- Wardly as shown most clearly in Fig 2.

lVe claim: a 1. A machine for resurfacim; a frozen snow or ice covered road having parallel rats formed therein by vehiclewheel' machine comprising a frame hav porting means laterally spacea'l a dist: corresponding to the gauge ol vcbirlo travel in the ruts and be guided therei means carried by the frame for cutting); all the frozen material between the rutsfsubstantially even with the bottoms of the latter, and means carried by said frame for cutting oil the frozen material along the manner memlicrr-a spaced apart a (liululntc correspoiuh ing; to the gauge ol vehicle wheels, whereby said side members may travel. in and be guided by the ruls, tramevelwe members extending between and otbllllill to said side members, mitters on said transverse inembcrs for cutting oil the frozen nuiterial be tween the ruts substantially even with the bottoms therco'l rigid members secured to and projecting laterally outward from said side members, and cutters on said lateral members for cutting ell the Frozen material at the outer sides oi the ruts substantially even with the rut bottoms. i

A machine for resurlt'acing a frozen snow or ice covered road having parallel ruis formed therein by vehicleWheels; said machine comprising-a frame having supporting" means laterally spaced a distance correspoi'lding; to the gauge of vehicle \vhccis, said frame embodying a plurality of transverse bars to extend across theroad between the rats, said bars being disposed at dillcront heights With the highest toward the .lront oi' the machine and the lowest toward the rear thereof, anda plurality of forwardly declined teeth secured to each of said bars, the front ends of said teeth being disposed at progressively lower elevations from the front toward the rear of the machine. i i i Ii. 1n amachine for resurfacing a frozen snow or ice covered roadhaving ruts 'ioriuod therein by vehiclev'heels; a longitudinal member to travel in a rut, a lateral member secured to said longitudinal member and havingcutting means for cutting oil the frozen material along one side of the rat, a shoe at the rear end of the longitudinal member, a longitudimil lever cmrrying said shoe and tulcriuned to said longitudiiurl member whereby upon upward swinging of said lever the rear end of said lmigitudinal member will be raiserb and a brace lorsaid lateral member extending for *ardly and inwardly lherel'rom, the .iuuardlv extending portion oil? said, ln'ace normally underlying said lever to support the latter in inoperativi position.

In testimony Whereo l, we allixed our signatures.


have hereunto llll

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US6394696 *May 1, 1998May 28, 2002Road Badger Inc.Method of resurfacing a road
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U.S. Classification37/219, 37/232, 172/197, 299/24
International ClassificationE01H4/00
Cooperative ClassificationE01H4/00
European ClassificationE01H4/00