Patent Number: 6,612,374

Title: Beach cleaner

Abstract: A beach cleaner for recovering waste while being towed by a traction vehicle. The beach cleaner includes a grating-like portion for scooping up waste present in front of the beach cleaner as the beach cleaner is moved. The grating-like portion is inclined so that the front side thereof assumes a lower position. A rotor is disposed on an upper side of the grating-like portion and for rotation so that a lower portion thereof moves rearwardly. The rotor is centered on a rotary shaft extending in the transverse direction of the vehicle. The rotor delivers the waste rearwardly between the rotor and the grating-like portion. A reticulate portion is formed behind the grating-like portion. The reticulate portion is inclined so that the rear side thereof is located at a lower position to hold waste. With movement of the beach cleaner, waste present in front of the beach cleaner is scooped up onto the grating-like portion and sand which is scooped up together with the waste is allowed to drop through gaps in the grating-like portion.

Inventors: Ohzeki; Takashi (Saitama, JP), Kimura; Yoshihiro (Saitama, JP), Hashimoto; Yasuji (Saitama, JP), Itani; Yoshinobu (Saitama, JP), Furuta; Shinji (Saitama, JP), Shinozaki; Takashi (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: E01H 12/00 (20060101); A01D 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02/2020