Patent Number: 7,762,052

Title: Roller-supported accumulator for lawn and garden debris

Abstract: An apparatus for collection of yard debris combines a vacuum pick up with a blower unit, a separator, and a detachable accumulator with an attached roller to support the accumulator upon detachment from the separator. The apparatus collects and entrains debris in an airflow induced at the vacuum pickup, impels the debris to the separator which removes the debris from the airflow, and deposits it in the accumulator which is supported by a roller to aid subsequent dumping when the accumulator is detached.

Inventors: Dunning; Charles Everett (Neenah, WI), Saathoff; Richard Bernard (Onalaska, WI)

Assignee: BestRake, LLC

International Classification: A01F 15/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018