Patent Number: 6,305,882

Title: Apparatus for placing auger type anchors

Abstract: An apparatus for placing auger type anchors into the earth includes a machine frame that supports an elongated housing. The housing has upper and lower end portions. An anchor holder is positioned at the lower end of a tubular member rotatably mounted in the housing for holding an anchor and rotating it during placement. A plurality of drive wheels carried by the frame transport the housing between upper and lower positions. The wheels are loaded with adjustable compression springs so that extensive pressure can be applied from the drive wheels to the housing for gripping and driving the housing during insertion. A gear train interconnects the driving wheels so that all of the driving wheels rotate at the same rotational speed.

Inventors: Coast; John B. (Baton Rouge, LA), Kangas; Waino J. (Baton Rouge, LA)

Assignee: Coast Machinery, Inc.

International Classification: G01V 1/16 (20060101); E02D 007/22 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018