Abstract: A tow lift apparatus for a towing vehicle includes a pair of vertically aligned and horizontally and fore-to aft oriented receiver hitches fixedly secured to the rear of the towing vehicle; a lift releasably connected to the receiver hitches, the lift connected to a power source for displacing the tow lift apparatus to and from a loading configuration and a transporting configuration; a connecting mechanism including first and second cradle with a securing device for releasable connection to a vehicle to be towed. The tow lift apparatus is adjustable to accommodate vehicles having different wheel sizes and different wheel widths. A method of assembling and using the tow lift apparatus is provided.
Abstract: A brush is mounted on the toe of an umpire's shoe and is used to clean dirt and debris from home plate. One form of the brush includes straps that encircle the shoe, while other forms of the brush include brushes that are movable.
Abstract: A zero-offset power handsaw having a body unit including a skid plate and a handle, a circularly shaped saw blade, a blade mounting mechanism including a removable mounting device having a head, a guard, and an electric motor. The saw blade has a forward extremity and includes a hub for containing a forward extension of the head therein. The guard has a forward extremity that is co-planar with the forward extremity of the saw blade. A adjusting mechanism allows selective and angular adjustment of the skid plate relative to the handle. A switch allows electrical power to be selectively provided to the electric motor.
Abstract: A heater device includes a pad that is heated by electrically heated fluid and which has areas for a user to insert his or her feet and areas for a user to insert his or her hands whereby either or both the user's feet and/or hands can be heated in an efficient manner.
Abstract: A carrier includes a supporting unit that is amenable to supporting a wide variety of items. The carrier includes shelves and/or baskets as well as a unit that can be used to support large and/or bulky items. The carrier further includes a stabilizer unit as well as a brake unit. Various attachments can also be mounted on the carrier.
Abstract: A camping apparatus having a sleeping bag with a length and a width, cushioning means secured to the bottom of the sleeping bag; and sheltering means having a width greater than the length of the sleeping bag and a length greater than the width of the sleeping bag. The sheltering means includes a canopy, supporting means for operably supporting the canopy above the sleeping bag, and storage means for storing the sheltering means on the sleeping bag.