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Publication numberUS2597688 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 20, 1952
Filing dateMar 16, 1950
Priority dateMar 16, 1950
Publication numberUS 2597688 A, US 2597688A, US-A-2597688, US2597688 A, US2597688A
InventorsVought Chauncey D
Original AssigneeVought Chauncey D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable trailer mixer
US 2597688 A
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May 20, 1952 D, VO T 2,597,688

PORTABLE TRAILER MIXER Filed March 16, 1950 2 SHEETSSHEET I 'IIIlW/IIIII) 'r/n VII/III, 114 villi/11111.

I lll INVENTOR CHQUNCEV D.VOUGHT ATTORNEY May 20, 1952 c, VOUGHT 2,597,688

PORTABLE TRAILER MIXER Filed March 16, 1950 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 INVENTOR CH'QUNCEY 0. VOUGHT ATTORNE Patented May 20, 1952 PORTABLE emanate-mama Chauncey D. Vought, fireenvillenssCl I Applleation Marchlfi, 1950;Serial him-150307 lflrfllaimsa (Cl. 259-478) This' inventioir relates to apparatus for use'iri mix-ing -cementimortar and. the -like and,- parmen-1mm: apparatus of this type and kind which can be conveniently moved-to a -place-of use as a trailer and, while' on the jobg-can be conveniently positioned to minimize handling or transports) tron -of the-*mixture; so as to expedite the use ot the mixed material's and,' thus,- efie'cting a sav me time; More particularly, the invention deals with 'a mixin'g:apparatusfwherein the mixer or 'agitator is' bodilymovable intm and out: of a mixing itroug'h arranged upon a supporting-sur faow so as to -faicilitate pick-up and conveyance of 'th trollgh with the mixturetherein: toa pointoff-use while mixing another batch in a -second or -third trough. 1

The novel features of-the invention will be best understood fronr the following descriptions, when takeni together with "the-accompanying drawing, in lwhichcertai-n embodiments ofthe invention are' 'di's'cl'osedand; in which; the separateparts are designated' 'by suitable reference characters' in each 'sof the-views and; ir'rlwhich Figs '1" is a perspective view of an apparatus made-tsaccordin'g to myinvention showing the mixer blade -in a' partially'raised position with" respect tora troughm Fi'ga 2sisfi al side-and sectional view of the apparatus howing themixing bladeinloweredoperating.position ina trough;

sis aesectional plan view of the structure; asz-seen in'EFig. 2 omitting parts 015 the constructlon.

Fig?"ins am-enlarged sectional viewon' the line hr-IlrofFig; 1 and Fig: 5315: a" side view o1" a -trough ilifting andconveying I device: which II employ with part of thei'construction' "broken away;

Inithe=idrawing I have shown at II] the chassis or"frame*=ofthe trailer mixer, on the rear'por tion off whichi ,isfarra'nged a box-shaped housing or 'casingel I and, at I 2, are "showrrspring-sup ports- :for 'anua'xleie I 3; on which the trailer wheels Ihareemounted: The; top? of the: casing I I has hing covers I5 to: give. access to: s'aid i casing? The ront wall of the '1 casing has apertures I 8 atth'esides thereof; through which" part'of a' drive ispassed, as later described. I

Supported 'at:the= forward end of the chassis or frame: I I are-two vertical frame :members I I. Eachframe member is a of the 5 same construction; south'at the :b'rief description of one will imilwto both. These:frame memberscomprise longitudinally spacedzii intervals by:- as bottom cross plate 20 1 and .a'part 'ofithe 4frame, as rat- 2 f,

note Fig. 1;

Disposed between :.the.:- -pairs-: of.-.-rails,u adjacent the outer edges thereof iare longitudinally spaced 1 rollers22 which'form betweenthe'railsschannels 23, lini which plates 24';aretslidablyrlmounted; Each plate 24 has azbearingxportion; fonanagi tator blade shaft 25;:oncwhich shaft issecurednan' agitator blade unit, as at126.: The unit. 26 includes curved: segments 21 of :a circle which are adapted to be brought into close proximity tothecontour ofntheitroughj 2B;='in which the -mixture: is:to.-be prepared.

On the shaft 25, adjacent the.-frame.; I1,3 are secured :sprockets '1 29; around which pass drive chains 30;whicha1sopass around other sprockets 3 I .on a supplemental drive shaft :32;

Pivoted to each side of theshousing; II as.;at 33,1 are operatingi levers :34 having ;count.er-.-balance weights :35 at their'rear ends. These levers are pivoted to the plates 24, as at 36, and-also include forwardly extendinghand-grip portions 31; By this construction: the blade unit c26'may be moved into raised and. lowered positions with respectto the-mixingtrough 28. Movable with the agitator unit 26isa. shield housing, comprise ing sideplatesl38 and a back plate-39,.the house ing ;being:1coupled with the slide plates 24, I as at 49;

Supported on the bottom plate 4| of the chase sis-,l within-the housing Il, .is. asuitable drive motoror engine as at 42, which, in the construetion -shown,isin the form ofa small gas engine, It.will-be understood, however, that any type-of power can beutilized; The engine or motor 42 operates a. main drive shaft 43 supported in suit: able bearings as at 44, between. which bearings is a clutch 45 controlled by a lever ,46. On the shaft 43 is-a pinion 41for actuating a gear-48 on an idler shaft-49.- On the shaft 49 isapinion 5ftwhich meshes. with .a gear. 51 on .a, supple,- mental Idrive shaft-v32, thus producing, the drive to the drive chains 30"for actuating the blade unit" 26;" as 'will' be apparent; v The trough 2 8 is supportedon spacedileg members '-52whic'hmain tains the bottomof th'eitroughabove asupporteing' surface for-= engagement by a wheeling or conveyingunit '53 which is shown in Fig: 5:

It will also appear thatsthe side walls of. the

= trough -28--have; at their upper edges; slots: 54ifor reception of "the shaft 25 so that the-mixer unit 26is embedded in the trough orhasits axisataa point belowthe upper edge-bf the-trough.

Afteriiazb'atch" ofi concrete... mortar: or: the like f has: been: mixed; the -agitator nels moved into raised position and, then, the unit 53 is moved beneath the trough to lift the same and then conveyed to a point of delivery. The unit 53 comprises a pair of side rails, one of which is seen at 55 in Fig. of the drawing, braced by cross-straps, as at 56. Pivoted to the lower ends of the rails 55 are rubber-tired wheels, one of which is seen at 51. It will be understood that the lower portions of the rails 55 are spreadapart a distance greater than the width of the trough 28 to dispose the wheels 5! beyond the limits of the side walls of the trough. Supported between the rails 55, as at 58, are a pair of curved fingers 59, which are adapted to slip beneath the trough and form supports for maintaining the trough in substantially horizontal position in conveyance of the trough to a position for use.

On the side rails 55 are V-shaped leg members 60, which in conjunction with the wheels 51, will maintain the trough in position while the contents are being consumed. It will thus be apparent that several troughs can be utilized on a job and conveyed to a position for use, at which position, the troughs may be lowered to be supported on their feet 52. On the other hand, in other uses, the trough can be left in the unit 53 until the contents is removed and then wheeled back for the mixing of a new supply.

Units of the type and kind under consideration can be practically used on a fairly large job serving several men and, at the same time, can be very practically used in a small job where one or two men are performing the desired operations. By reason of the construction of the apparatus, the same can be produced economically and can be conveniently transported from place to place as a trailer, suitable means being provided to couple the same with a car or truck.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A portable mixing apparatus of the character described, comprising a chassis, a housing on the chassis, a pair of vertical frame members on the chassis in spaced relation to said housing, plates slidably engaging said frame members, said plates supporting a shaft on which is disposed agitator blades, said plates, shaft and blades forming an agitator unit movable vertically in said frame members, drive means arranged in said housing, means comprising a pair of chain drives actuated by said drive means for operating the agitator unit, while permitting vertical swinging movement of the unit in said frame members, and a pair of levers pivoted to the housing and to said plates for moving the agitator unit into raised and lowered positions in the chassis. V

2. A portable mixing apparatus of the character described, comprising a chassis, a housing on the chassis, a pair of vertical frame members on the chassis in spaced relation to said housing, plates slidably engaging said frame members, said plates supporting a shaft on which is disposed agitator blades, said plates, shaft and blades forming an agitator unit movable vertically in said frame members, drive means arranged in said housing, means comprising a pair of chain drives actuated by said drive means for operating the agitator unit, while permitting vertical swinging movement of the unit in said frame members, a pair of levers pivoted to the housing and to said plates for moving the agitator unit into raised and lowered positions in the 4 chassis, and means on said levers for counterbalancing said units.

3. A portable mixing apparatus of the character described, comprising a chassis, a housing on the chassis, a pair of vertical frame members on the chassis in spaced relation to said housing, plates slidably engaging said frame members, said plates supporting a shaft on which is disposed agitator blades, said plates, shaft and blades forming an agitator unit movable vertically in said frame members, drive means arranged in said housing, means comprising a pair of chain drives actuated by said drive means for operating the agitator unit, While permitting vertical swinging movement of the unit in said frame members, a pair of levers pivoted to the housing and to said plates for moving the agitator unit into raised and lowered positions in the chassis, means on said levers for counter-balancing said units, the drive between said drive means and chains comprising main and supplemental shafts and a gearing for transmitting movement of one shaft to the other shaft, and a manually operated clutch on the main shaft.

4. A portable mixing apparatus of the character described, comprising a chassis, a housing on the chassis, a pair of vertical frame members on the chassis in spaced relation to said housing, plates slidably engaging said frame members, said plates supporting a shaft on which is disposed agitator blades, said plates, shaft and blades forming an agitator unit movable vertically in said frame members, drive means arranged in said housing, means comprising a pair of chain drives actuated by said drive means for operating the agitator unit, while permitting vertical swinging movement of the unit in said frame members, a pair of levers pivoted to the housing and to said plates for moving the agitator unit; into raised and lowered positions in the chassis, a mixing trough adapted to be positioned beneath the agitator unit and in which blades of the unit are adapted to operate in the use of the device, and said trough having supporting leg members spacing the same above a surface on which the apparatus is arranged.

5. A portable mixing apparatus of the character described, comprising a chassis, a housing on the chassis, a pair of vertical frame members on the chassis in spaced relation to said housing, plates slidably engaging said frame members, said plates supporting a shaft on which is disposed agitator blades, said plates, shaft and blades forming an agitator unit movable vertically in said frame members, drive means arranged in said housing, means comprising a pair of chain drives actuated by said drive means for operating the agitator unit, while permitting vertical swinging movement of the unit in said frame members, a pair of levers pivoted to the housing and to said plates for moving the agitator unit into raised and lowered positions in the chassis, a mixing trough adapted to be positioned'beneath the agitator unit and in which blades of the unit are adapted to operate in the use of the device, said trough having supporting leg members spacing the same above a surface on which the apparatus is arranged, and a housing on said unit enclosing side and back portions of the trough.

6. A portable mixing apparatus of the character described, comprising a chassis, a housing on the chassis, a pair of vertical frame members on the chassis in spaced relation to said housing, plates slidably engaging said frame members, said plates supporting a shaft and blades forming an agitator unit movable vertically in said frame members, drive means arranged in said housing, means comprising a pair of chain drives actuated by said drive means for operating the agitator unit, while permitting vertical swinging movement of the unit in said frame members, a pair of levers pivoted to the housing and to said plates for moving the agitator unit into raised and lowered positions in the chassis, a mixing trough adapted to be positioned beneath the agitator unit and in which blades of the unit are adapted to operate in the use of the device, said trough having supporting leg members spacing the same above a surface on which the apparatus is arranged, a housing on said unit enclosing side and back portions of the trough, and said housing being coupled with and movable with said plates.

'7. A mixing apparatus of the character described, comprising a trailer having a frame, means comprising wheels for supporting the rear end portion of the frame, a housing arranged upon the rear end of the frame, means forming vertically arranged channels at the other forward end of the frame, an agitator unit slidably engaging the channel forming means for moving said unit into and out of a mixing trough disposed beneath and in alinement with said channel forming means, a motor in said housing operating a main drive shaft, and means including a supplemental drive shaft in operative connection with the main drive shaft for actuating said agitator unit.

8. A mixing apparatus of the character described, comprising a trailer having a frame, means comprising wheels for supporting the rear end portion of the frame, a housing arranged upon the rear end of the frame, means forming vertically arranged channels at the other forward end of the frame, an agitator unit slidably engaging the channel forming means for moving said unit into and out of a mixing trough disposed beneath and in alinement with said channel forming means, a motor in said housing operating a main drive shaft, means including a supplemental drive shaft in operative connection with the main drive shaft for actuating said agitator unit, and means for moving the agitator unit into raised and lowered positions.

9. A mixing apparatus of the character described, comprising a trailer having a frame, a housing at one end of the frame, means forming vertically arranged channels at the other end of the frame, an agitator unit slidably engaging the channel forming means for moving said unit into and out of a mixing trough disposed beneath and in alinement with said channel forming means, a motor in said housing operating a main drive shaft, means including a supplemental drive shaft in operative connection with the main drive shaft for actuating said agitator unit, means comprising a pair of levers for moving the, agitator unit into raised and lowered positions, and a three wall housing constituting part of said unit and movable therewith.

10. A mixing apparatus of the character described, comprising a trailer having a frame, a housing at one end of the frame, means forming vertically arranged channels at the other end of the frame, an agitator unit slidably engaging the channel forming means for moving said unit into and out of a mixing trough disposed beneath and in alinement with said channel forming means, a motor in said housing operating a main drive shaft, means including a supplemental drive shaft in operative connection with the main drive shaft for actuating said agitator unit, means comprising a pair of levers for moving the agitator unit into raised and lowered positions, a three wall housing constituting part of said unit and movable therewith, and a manually actuated clutch controlling drive between the main and the supplemental shafts.

CHAUNCEY D. VOUGHT.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 866,067 Reed Sept. 17, 1907 1,051,003 Peterson Jan. 21, 1913 1,737,144 Camerota Nov. 29, 1929 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 397,054 France Apr. 28, 1909

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Referenced by
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US3062514 *Sep 16, 1959Nov 6, 1962Eberhard WaimerConcrete mixer or the like
US6659395 *Jul 8, 2002Dec 9, 2003Rehco, LlcPropellers and propeller related vehicles
Classifications
U.S. Classification366/67, 416/227.00R
International ClassificationB28C5/42, B28C5/00
Cooperative ClassificationB28C5/4296
European ClassificationB28C5/42G