Patent Number: 10,029,812

Title: System and method for covering stacks of biomass

Abstract: A biomass stack covering system for applying a tarpaulin sheet on a stack of biomass bales includes a motorized vehicle having at least one steerable and driven axle and an articulated arm affixed to and movable with respect to the motorized vehicle. The articulated arm is operably configured to extend horizontally and vertically and to pivot at a proximal end thereof with respect to the motorized vehicle. A tarpaulin dispensing apparatus is operably connected to a distal end of the articulated arm and is articulable thereabout. The dispensing apparatus is configured to rotationally retain a tarpaulin roll thereon and dispense a tarpaulin sheet from the tarpaulin roll onto the Bale stack by unrolling the tarpaulin sheet from the tarpaulin roll.

Inventors: Crosby; Lon Owen (Webster City, IA)


International Classification: B60P 7/04 (20060101); A01F 25/13 (20060101); B65H 75/42 (20060101); B65H 75/44 (20060101); B65B 11/02 (20060101); B65B 51/05 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-07-24 0:00:00