Soil Treatment Device

The Soil Treatment Device

Claims

What I claim as my invention is:

1. A soil treatment device comprising a platform having two surfaces comprising an upper surface and a lower surface, the platform also having two ends comprising a front end and a rear end, the platform also having two sides comprising a left side and a right side, means for transporting the platform, means for treating soil that is passed through the soil treatment device, wherein the means for transporting the platform further comprises a plurality of wheels, wherein the wheels are attached to the lower surface of the platform proximal to both the left side and the right side of the platform, a pair of treads comprising a left tread and a right tread, wherein the left tread surrounds all of the wheels attached to the left side of the platform, and further wherein the right tread surrounds all of the wheels attached to the right side of the platform, a plurality of axles, the axles being connected to the wheels, the axles designed to support the wheels, an engine compartment attached to the upper surface of the platform near proximal to the rear end of the platform, an internal combustion engine located within the engine compartment, a hydrostatic drive system attached to the internal combustion engine, a plurality of motors, each of the motors being attached to the internal combustion engine, wherein each of the motors is attached to at least one axle of the plurality of axles, further wherein each of the motors drives the axle in a desired direction, wherein the means for treating soil that is passed through the soil treatment device further comprises a conveyer belt pivotally attached to the front end of the platform, a plurality of rotating cutter blades located in front of the conveyer belt, wherein the plurality of rotating cutter blades are designed to be positioned approximately eighteen (18) inches below grade, allowing the rotating cutter blades to pick up a large amount of soil.

2. A soil treatment device according to claim 1 wherein the means for treating soil that is passed through the soil treatment device further comprises (a) an irradiation chamber, the irradiation chamber being located on the upper surface of the platform proximal to the front end of the platform, (b) wherein soil passes through the irradiation chamber after the soil exits the conveyer belt.

3. A soil treatment device according to claim 2 wherein the means for treating soil that is passed through the soil treatment device further comprises (a) a soil analyzer bin, the soil analyzer bin being located on the upper surface of the platform proximal to the front end of the platform, (b) a plurality of soil analyzers located within the soil analyzer bin, (c) a microprocessor located within the soil analyzer bin, (d) wherein soil passes through the soil analyzer bin after it exits the conveyer belt, (d) further wherein the microprocessor analyzes various attributes and variables within the soil passing through the soil analyzer bin.

4. A soil treatment device according to claim 3 wherein the means for treating soil that is passed through the soil treatment device further comprises further comprises a plurality of treatment chambers for treating soil passing through the device.

5. A soil treatment device according to claim 4 wherein device further comprises (a) a discharge chute, the discharge chute being attached to the upper surface of the platform proximal to the rear end of the platform, wherein soil traveling through the soil treatment device will pass through the discharge chute and be deposited on a ground surface, (b) means for depositing seeds in the vicinity of the discharge chute, and (c) means for intermixing the just-deposited seeds with the just-deposited soil.

6. A soil treatment device according to claim 5 wherein the means for depositing seeds in the vicinity of the discharge chute further comprises (a) a plantar device overhanging the rear end of the platform, (b) an internal supply of seeds located within the plantar device, (c) wherein the plantar device, on an ongoing basis, deposits seeds into the just-deposited soil from the soil treatment device.

7. A soil treatment device according to claim 6 wherein the means for intermixing the just-deposited seeds with the just-deposited soil further comprises (a) a plurality of cutter knives attached to the plantar device, (b) wherein the plurality of cutter knives are dragged through the just-deposited soil on an ongoing basis.

8. A soil treatment device according to claim 7 wherein the plurality of treatment chambers for treating soil passing through the device further comprises (a) a lime bin located on the upper surface of the platform, (b) wherein the lime bin is designed to add an amount of lime to the soil.

9. A soil treatment device according to claim 8 wherein the plurality of treatment chambers for treating soil passing through the device further comprises (a) a mulch bin located on the upper surface of the platform, (b) wherein the mulch bin is designed to add an amount of mulch to the soil.

10. A soil treatment device according to claim 9 wherein the plurality of treatment chambers for treating soil passing through the device further comprises (a) a germination bin located on the upper surface of the platform, (b) wherein the germination bin is designed to add various seeds to the soil.

11. A soil treatment device according to claim 10 wherein the plurality of treatment chambers for treating soil passing through the device further comprises (a) a microorganism bin located on the upper surface of the platform, (b) wherein the microorganism bin is designed to add various microorganisms to the soil.

12. A soil treatment device according to claim 11 wherein the soil treatment device further comprises (a) a cab area located atop the irradiation chamber proximal to the front end of the platform, (b) a series of controls located within the cab area that allow an individual operate the soil treatment device, and (c) a generator to provide power to the series of controls, wherein the generator receives power from the internal combustion engine.

13. A soil treatment device comprising (a) a platform having two surfaces comprising an upper surface and a lower surface, the platform also having two ends comprising a front end and a rear end, the platform also having two sides comprising a left side and a right side, (b) means for transporting the platform, said means further comprising (i) a plurality of wheels, wherein the wheels are attached to the lower surface of the platform proximal to both the left side and the right side of the platform, (ii) a pair of treads comprising a left tread and a right tread, wherein the left tread surrounds all of the wheels attached to the left side of the platform, and further wherein the right tread surrounds all of the wheels attached to the right side of the platform, (iii) a plurality of axles, the axles being connected to the wheels, the axles designed to support the wheels, (iv) an engine compartment attached to the upper surface of the platform proximal to the rear end of the platform, (v) an internal combustion engine located within the engine compartment, (vi) a hydrostatic drive system attached to the internal combustion engine, (vii) a plurality of motors, each of the motors being attached to the internal combustion engine, (viii) wherein each of the motors is attached to at least one axle of the plurality of axles, further wherein each of the motors drives the axle in a desired direction, and (c) means for treating soil that is passed through the soil treatment device, said means further comprising (i) a conveyer belt pivotally attached to the front end of the platform, (ii) a plurality of rotating cutter blades located in front of the conveyer belt, (iii) wherein the plurality of rotating cutter blades are designed to be positioned approximately eighteen (18) inches below grade, allowing the rotating cutter blades to pick up a large amount of soil, (iv) an irradiation chamber, the irradiation chamber being located on the upper surface of the platform proximal to the front end of the platform, wherein soil passes through the irradiation chamber after it exits the conveyer belt, (v) a soil analyzer bin, the soil analyzer bin being located on the upper surface of the platform proximal to the front end of the platform, a plurality of soil analyzers located within the soil analyzer bin, wherein soil passes through the soil analyzer bin after it exits the conveyer belt, (vi) a plurality of soil analyzers located within the soil analyzer bin, (vii) a microprocessor located within the soil analyzer bin, wherein the microprocessor analyzes various attributes and variables within the soil passing through the soil analyzer bin, (viii) a plurality of treatment chambers for treating soil passing through the device, said plurality of treatment chambers further comprising (1) a lime bin located on the upper surface of the platform, wherein the lime bin is designed to add an amount of lime to the soil, (2) a mulch bin located on the upper surface of the platform, wherein the mulch bin is designed to add an amount of mulch to the soil, (3) a germination bin located on the upper surface of the platform, wherein the germination bin is designed to add various seeds to the soil, (4) a microorganism bin located on the upper surface of the platform, wherein the microorganism bin is designed to add various microorganisms to the soil, (ix) a discharge chute, the discharge chute being attached to the upper surface of the platform proximal to the rear end of the platform, wherein soil traveling through the soil treatment device will pass through the discharge chute and be deposited on a ground surface, (x) means for depositing seeds in the vicinity of the discharge chute, said means further comprising (1) a plantar device overhanging the rear end of the platform, (2) an internal supply of seeds located within the plantar device, (3) wherein the plantar device, on an ongoing basis, deposits seeds into the just-deposited soil from the soil treatment device, (xi) means for intermixing the just-deposited seeds with the just-deposited soil, said means further comprising (1) a plurality of cutter knives attached to the plantar device, (2) wherein the plurality of cutter knives are dragged through the just-deposited soil on an ongoing basis, (d) a cab area located atop the irradiation chamber proximal to the front end of the platform, (e) a series of controls located within the cab area that allow an individual operate the soil treatment device, and (f) a generator to provide power to the series of controls, wherein the generator receives power from the internal combustion engine.

Description

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

The present invention concerns that of a new and improved soil treatment device that provides a comprehensive means of reconditioning topsoil by removing an amount of topsoil, treating the topsoil, placing bacteria and small organisms within the topsoil, and then returning the topsoil to the ground surface.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION


The present invention concerns that of a new and improved soil treatment device that provides a comprehensive means of reconditioning topsoil by removing an amount of topsoil, treating the topsoil, placing bacteria and small organisms within the topsoil, and then returning the topsoil to the ground surface. The device removes the topsoil from a ground surface by a front-mounted set of cutter blades that remove topsoil down to a specific depth and places it on a conveyer belt. The belt then transports the topsoil into the device, where it is irradiated; seeded with bacteria, microorganisms, and seedlings; and then discharged back onto the ground surface.

There has thus been outlined, rather broadly, the more important features of a soil treatment device that the detailed description thereof that follows may be better understood and in order that the present contribution to the art may be better appreciated. There are, of course, additional features of the soil treatment device that will be described hereinafter and which will form the subject matter of the claims appended hereto.

In this respect, before explaining at least one embodiment of the soil treatment device in detail, it is to be understood that the soil treatment device is not limited in its application to the details of construction and to the arrangements of the components set forth in the following description or illustrated in the drawings. The soil treatment device is capable of other embodiments and being practiced and carried out in various ways. Also, it is to be understood that the phraseology and terminology employed herein are for the purpose of descriptions and should not be regarded as limiting.

As such, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the conception, upon which this disclosure is based, may readily be utilized as a basis for the designing of other structures, methods and systems for carrying out the several purposes of the present soil treatment device. It is important, therefore, that the claims be regarded as including such equivalent constructions insofar as they do not depart from the spirit and scope of the present invention.

It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a soil treatment device which has all of the advantages of the prior art and none of the disadvantages.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a soil treatment device which may be easily and efficiently manufactured and marketed.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a soil treatment device which is of durable and reliable construction.

It is yet another object of the present invention to provide a soil treatment device which is economically affordable and available for relevant market segment of the purchasing public.