Patent Number: 6,253,858

Title: Soil core collector

Abstract: A soil core collector comprises a structure including a canopy having a top and a back adapted to be supported from a prime mover with two laterally spaced sides each adapted for pivotal connection to the primer mover. A sole plate extends between the two sides and is formed of a series of connected platelets adapted in use to conform to the contour of the ground over which the sole plate passes. The sole plate has a connecting link arrangement to the back of the canopy and is loosely connected to the top of the canopy whereby in a collecting mode the sole plate rests on the ground with the bottom of each side of the canopy and in an emptying mode the canopy is raised causing the sole plate to be raised and platelets each to move about its connecting link arrangement while being held by its top connection.

Inventors: Warke; William Lyle (Conleraine, County Londonderry BT52 1JE Northern Ireland, GB)

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International Classification: A01B 45/00 (20060101); A01B 45/02 (20060101); A01B 043/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018