Patent Number: 6,332,745

Title: Compacting system and refuse vehicle

Abstract: An automated refuse vehicle that provides a fast-return cycle for an engaged container, and a series of ""lock-out"" zones to minimize the possibility of damaging the vehicle during automated use. Methods for using an automated compacting system and for operating the refuse vehicle also form part of the present invention.

Inventors: Duell; Charles A. (Crestline, OH), Pfeifer; Thomas E. (Galion, OH), Horning; Larry D. (Crestline, OH)

Assignee: Galion Solid Waste Equipment Co.

International Classification: B65F 3/20 (20060101); B65F 3/02 (20060101); B65F 3/06 (20060101); B65F 3/04 (20060101); B65F 3/00 (20060101); B65F 3/28 (20060101); B65F 003/04 (); B65F 003/06 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018