Patent Number: 6,253,705

Title: Hog feeder with adjustable feed control gates

Abstract: A hog feeder with an adjustable gate mechanism is disclosed which comprises a feed hopper for receiving and storing a supply of flowable, dry hog feed to be gravity dispensed from discharge openings in the lower longitudinal portions of the hopper, for consumption by hogs over a length of time. The flow of hog feed from the discharge openings is controlled by a pair of slideable gates, each having a cam actuated adjustment mechanism. The adjustment mechanism includes a number of receiving notches on each side of the hopper corresponding to a filly open gate setting, a fully closed gate setting, and a plurality of intermediate gate settings. Positioning a selection lever within a desired notch shifts the corresponding slideable gate to the selected position by way of a sliding cam arrangement. The sliding cam arrangement transfers lateral motion of the selection lever into vertical motion of the slideable gate, allowing for opening and closing of the discharge openings.

Inventors: Pollock; Eugene B. (Assumption, IL), Hopley; Hubert Vern (Irving, IL)

Assignee: The GSI Group, Inc.

International Classification: A01K 5/00 (20060101); A01K 5/02 (20060101); A01K 007/06 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018