US Patent No. 10,653,052

WHEEL TRACK RENOVATOR AND METHOD OF USE


Patent No. 10,653,052
Issue Date May 19, 2020
Title Wheel Track Renovator And Method Of Use
Inventorship Neale Postlethwaite, Coonooer (AU)
Trevor Postlethwaite, Coonooer (AU)
Assignee TYNAB PTY LTD, Coonooer Vic (AU)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,653,052

1. A wheel track renovator for filling a track with soil adjacent to the track, the wheel track renovator comprising:a body attachable to a vehicle;
at least one auger mounted to the body in an orientation transverse to the track, the at least one auger including a pair of spaced-apart, opposing helical screws defining a center space therebetween, the opposing helical screws being operable to engage the soil adjacent to the track as the body moves longitudinally over the track;
at least one drive connected to the at least one auger to rotationally drive the opposing helical screws of the at least one auger to move the soil adjacent to the track toward and into the track positioned below the center space between the opposing helical screws; and
at least one smoothing device located in the center space between the opposing helical screws, the smoothing device operable to smooth the soil longitudinally along the track, and wherein the smoothing device comprises a series of paddles that extend outwardly from a shaft of the at least one auger at the center space between the pair of screws.