Patent Number: 6,308,819

Title: Advancing tailpiece

Abstract: The invention relates to an advancing tailpiece of a continuous belt conveyor system used in the mining industry. The advancing tailpiece is supported by telescopic booms extending from a support structure rising from the base of a tow car. The telescoping booms are pivotally connected to the support structure and the advancing tailpiece. The advancing tailpiece further includes a mechanical arm pivotally connected to the advancing tailpiece and having a telescopic boom. Carrying idler assemblies are loaded on the mechanical arm which is used to position the carrying idler assembly for attachment to an intermediate conveyor section of the continuous belt conveyor.

Inventors: Riffe; Shirley Donnelly (Crab Orchard, WV)

Assignee: Long-Airdox Company

International Classification: B65G 41/00 (20060101); B65G 41/02 (20060101); E21F 13/00 (20060101); E21F 13/08 (20060101); B65G 015/08 (); B65G 021/14 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018