lumber conveyor chain

The cam lifter feed mechanism of this invention comprises an inclined Reducer endless chain conveyor carried by an upper framework and a lesser framework including a multiplicity of lug-like lumber engaging means mounted at intervals on the endless chains of the conveyor, a driven shaft journaled for roatation in the upper framework including sprockets operatively engaged with endless chains of the conveyor, a plurality of cam lifters mounted on the shaft at opposite terminal sides of the endless chain conveyor including outwardly projecting hook-like foot portions being operable to activate the lowermost terminal edge of lumber continued the conveyor by the lug-like engaging means and to carry the lumber over the shaft to a point of discharge, a downwardly inclined discharge feed guide means mounted on the upper framework between cam lifters. The lower framework having a pair of other hopper forming downwardly likely side body members getting operable to guide lumber toward the countless chain conveyor, means mounting the limitless chain conveyor distally near the lowermost end of the downwardly willing aspect frame member. The hook-like foot portions each have a leading edge downwardly likely with regards to the radii of the cam lifter at an angle coincident with the angle of inclination of the limitless chain conveyor, the foot portion issuing upwardly from the industry leading right into a connect forming portion.