US 9,809,945 B1
Method, apparatus, and kit for providing an adapter on earth moving equipment
Robert Middleton, Budd Lake, NJ (US)
Filed by Robert Middleton, Budd Lake, NJ (US)
Filed on Jun. 8, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/732,839.
Int. Cl. E02F 3/36 (2006.01); E02F 3/96 (2006.01)
CPC E02F 3/3604 (2013.01) [E02F 3/964 (2013.01); Y10S 37/903 (2013.01); Y10T 29/4973 (2015.01); Y10T 403/595 (2015.01)] 24 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for enhancing the ability of earth moving equipment originally built with an implement support structure having one or more bearing plates that supported a working implement in a predetermined manner, the method comprising the steps, performed in any order, of:
removing the working implement from the implement support structure;
attaching, on the implement support structure, a frame having a spaced pair of longitudinal branches that are affixed to a crosspiece having an upper and a lower wall, the attaching of the frame being performed to cause the upper and lower wall to engage the one or more bearing plates;
mounting an adapter on the frame to place the frame between the adapter and the implement support structure; and
installing a selected one of a plurality of working accessories on the adapter to be supported in a manner different from the predetermined manner, the plurality of accessories being adapted to work upon earth or to move earth or objects.