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For conserving bedding material such as wood shavings when cleaning livestock environments such as horse stalls, a manure fork is combined with an air blower directed into the working region of the fork. The air flow is directed to blow the loose bedding material past the fork tines and onto surrounding regions of the stall automatically, while the worker simply works with the fork in the normal manner to remove the manure. The bedding material remains in the stall, thus saving a substantial portion of the usual replenishment costs. The invention thus accomplishes substantial overall cost savings and environmental conservation without requiring special supervision or unusual diligence on the part of the worker.

Title
Combined manure fork and shavings blower
Application Number
9/939257
Publication Number
6494514 (B1)
Application Date
August 27, 2001
Publication Date
December 17, 2002
Inventor
Lee Stein
880 W. Highland Dr., Camarillo
CA, US
Rosemarie Stinnett
880 W. Highland Dr., Camarillo
CA, US
Agent
J E McTaggart
US
IPC
A01D 9/00
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