US 9,809,383 B2
Refuse vehicle track and guide system
Richard Ford, Ringgold, GA (US)
Assigned to The Heil Co., Chattanooga, TN (US)
Filed by The Heil Co., Chattanooga, TN (US)
Filed on Apr. 7, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/246,733.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/824,551, filed on May 17, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2014/0341685 A1, Nov. 20, 2014
Int. Cl. B65F 3/04 (2006.01); B65F 3/02 (2006.01)
CPC B65F 3/041 (2013.01) [B65F 2003/023 (2013.01); B65F 2003/0279 (2013.01); B65F 2003/0283 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
9. A refuse vehicle comprising:
a vehicle chassis including a cab;
a container coupled within the rear portion of the chassis; and
front loading forks, with a cross bar between a pair of side bars and extending tines, the pair of side bars pivotally coupled with the refuse vehicle for dumping intermediate containers into the container on the rear of the chassis;
at least one track member with at least one lateral side in a plane, vertical with respect to the refuse vehicle, the at least one track member is mounted on a bumper of the refuse vehicle, the at least one track member has a desired length extending from the bumper so that a portion of the at least one track member extends below the bumper of the refuse vehicle; and
at least one guide member, the at least one guide member is mounted on the cross bar of the front loading forks of the refuse vehicle, the at least one guide member contacts the at least one lateral side of the at least one track member to prohibit horizontal movement of the front loading fork with respect to the refuse vehicle and the guide member can contact the at least one track member below the bumper to enable adjustment of the front loading fork to accommodate the intermediate containers.