20090308486, Dec 17, 2009
Dave Ours - Marshall MI, US
Sharon Juntunen - Portage MI, US
Stanley Davis - Maple Grove MN, US
Clark Kreider - Rogers MN, US
141 10, 141284, 141114, 141256, 53419, 53556, 53469
A method of forming a transportable container of bulk goods begins by placing the distributing end of a hopper over the open top of a bunched bag. Bulk goods are dispensed from the distributing end of the hopper through the open top of the bag to establish a level of bulk goods in the bag. The hopper moves vertically relative to the closed base of the bag during the dispensing of bulk goods from the distributing end of the hopper to maintain vertical spacing between the distributing end of the hopper and the level of bulk goods in the bag. A hopper fill level is maintained in the hopper during the dispensing of bulk goods from the hopper. An outer wrap is spirally wrapped around the bag while filling the bag to form the transportable container. The outer wrap is maintained near the level of bulk goods in the bag.