Title:
Method for providing a hands free device to unroll two rolls of barbed wire
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The invention (Fence Buddy) provides a vertical frame with two horizontal arms with removable stops secured with a lynch pin to hold a roll of barbed wire, cable, or electrical wire without restricting them from unrolling. The base of the frame features a two-inch square tube that fits into a standard two-inch receiver hitch of an automobile, or fits on an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) that has an adapter receiver. The frame also features an attached vertical tube to house various tools such as posthole diggers, pry bars, tamping poles, ect. The vertical tube has two, heavy-duty supply bags attached on opposite sides to carry smaller supplies such as hammers, nails, pliers, wire wraps, ect. Also attached to the vertical frame are two eye-bolts positioned to connect a fence puller when stretching the barbed wire.



Inventors:
Johnson, Christopher Wayne (Fort Payne, AL, US)
Application Number:
10/813933
Publication Date:
06/15/2006
Filing Date:
12/14/2004
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
242/557, 242/597.8
International Classes:
B65H49/26
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Christopher W. Johnson (Fort Payne, AL, US)
Claims:
I claim:

1. A device for providing a substantially horizontal housing for two rolls of barbed wire, the device comprising: (a) a device having a vertical frame assembly; and (b) wherein the base of the vertical frame assembly being ninety degrees and adjacent to, when positioned into a receiver hitch of an automobile provides a frame relative to vertical;

2. The vertical frame of claim 1, further comprising at least one horizontal rung being attached to the vertical portion of frame.

3. The vertical frame of claim 1, further comprising at least two horizontal rungs being attached to opposite sides of the vertical portion of frame.

4. A horizontal rung for providing an approximately horizontal surface when used in conjunction with a roll of barbed wire, allowing the barbed wire to unroll freely, the horizontal rung comprising; (a) a rung attached at one end to the vertical frame assembly; and (b) wherein the rung having an permanently attached stop plate near the vertical frame assembly, a pipe slid over the rung and against the stay plate, thence allowing a roll of barbed wire to be positioned over the larger pipe, thence placing a removable stay plate on the outside of the barbed wire, thence inserting a lynch pin into the end of the horizontal rung; whereby the larger pipe allows the barbed wire to unroll freely, and the stay plates secure the barbed wire on each side.

5. The vertical frame of claim 1, further comprising at least one attached vertical tube to hold longer tools.

6. The vertical frame of claim 1, further comprising at least two attached supply bags to hold smaller tools.

7. The vertical frame of claim 1, further comprising at least two eyebolts being attached to the vertical frame.

8. The vertical frame of claim 7, wherein the two eyebolts being positioned sufficiently apart to allow the placement of a fence puller.

Description:

BACKGROUND

For as long as people have been performing the task of fence building there has been the issue of what, and how long the object (usually a wooden stick) that would be inserted through the center of a roll of barbed wire and then the tedious task of the person on each side to unroll the barbed wire along the route of the proposed fence line without cutting there hands or tearing there clothes.

Accordingly, a need exists, for a device that allows a person to be able to unroll barbed wire hands free and have all the tools needed to be comfortably accessible to accomplish the job. Such a device would be especially useful to farmers and utility personnel today since time is always a factor.

Finally, such a device should have such features as the ones mentioned herein.

SUMMARY

The above need in the act of fence building motivated the Fence Buddy invention. A first objective of this invention is to provide a substantially horizontal housing for a roll of barbed wire.

A second objective is to provide such a housing that is easily accessible that securely holds the roll of barbed wire during transport.

A third objective is to provide such a housing that would allow the roll of barbed wire to unroll without restriction.

A fourth objective is to provide a tube container to vertically place other long tools of the trade.

A fifth objective is to provide bag compartments to place smaller supplies in this task.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a side elevation view of the Fence Buddy when attached vertically onto an ATV:

FIG. 2 is a front elevation view of the Fence Buddy;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view of the Fence Buddy; and

FIG. 4 is an isometric view of the Fence Buddy;

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

The invention will now be described in detail with reference to the attached drawings.

FIG. 1 is a side elevation view of the Fence Buddy 1 when installed vertically into an automobile 10 receiver hitch 9.

FIG. 2 is a front elevation view of the Fence Buddy 1, the two horizontal arms 7 will house a roll of barbed wire 11 on each, by first removing the lynch pin 3, the stay plate 4,and the roll sleeve 12, place a roll of barbed wire 11 on the roll sleeve 12 against the stay plate 8, then reinstall the stay plate 4, and secure with lynch pin 3. The roll sleeve 12 allows the barbed wire 11 to unroll without restricting the unrolling process.

The vertical tube container 5 allows other long tools such as posthole diggers, tamp pole, ect., to be conventaly stored.

In the context of this application, “substantially vertical” means sufficiently vertical so the user can stand in front of the Fence Buddy assembly, and comfortably position the rolls of barbed wire 11, and other tool.

It should be understood that currently in the task of unrolling a roll of barbed wire 11, it is almost impossible for one person to do successfully, and yet still a tedious job for two persons with a hand held pole or stick.

As shown in FIG. 2 there are two supply bags 6, one on each side of the vertical tube container 5, these bags 6 allow the user to securely store smaller supplies.

As shown in FIG. 2 there are two eye bolts 2, to be used for attaching a fence stretcher.