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The cam lifter feed mechanism of the invention comprises an inclined endless chain Sprocket 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 getting operable to engage the lowermost terminal edge of lumber carried on the conveyor by the lug-like engaging means and also 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 construction having a pair of other hopper forming downwardly likely side body associates getting operable to guide lumber toward the countless chain conveyor, means installation the endless 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 part issuing upwardly from the leading edge right into a connect forming part.