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Title: Pole pulling apparatus and method

Abstract

An apparatus for removal of embedded utility-type poles which removes the poles quickly and efficiently from their embedded position without damage to the pole or surrounding structures. The apparatus includes at least 2 piston/cylinder members equally spaced about the pole, and a head member affixed to the top of each piston. Elongation of the piston induces rotation of the head into the pole to increase the gripping action and reduce slippage. Repeated actuation and retraction of the piston and head member will "jack" the pole from its embedded position.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (12 Honeybee La., Idaho Falls, ID 83402)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
866919
Patent Number(s):
4822006
Assignee:
McIntire, Gary L. (12 Honeybee La., Idaho Falls, ID 83402) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
pole; pulling; apparatus; method; removal; embedded; utility-type; poles; removes; quickly; efficiently; position; damage; surrounding; structures; piston; cylinder; equally; spaced; head; affixed; top; elongation; induces; rotation; increase; gripping; action; reduce; slippage; repeated; actuation; retraction; jack; equally spaced; /254/294/

Citation Formats

McIntire, Gary L. Pole pulling apparatus and method. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
McIntire, Gary L. Pole pulling apparatus and method. United States.
McIntire, Gary L. Sun . "Pole pulling apparatus and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866919.
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author = {McIntire, Gary L.},
abstractNote = {An apparatus for removal of embedded utility-type poles which removes the poles quickly and efficiently from their embedded position without damage to the pole or surrounding structures. The apparatus includes at least 2 piston/cylinder members equally spaced about the pole, and a head member affixed to the top of each piston. Elongation of the piston induces rotation of the head into the pole to increase the gripping action and reduce slippage. Repeated actuation and retraction of the piston and head member will "jack" the pole from its embedded position.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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