Overmotor Cab Patents (Class 180/89.19)
  • Publication number: 20150061275
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a plurality of ground-engaging members, a frame assembly, a cab frame assembly, a front suspension assembly, a rear suspension assembly, a power steering assembly, and a powertrain assembly, all of which may be configured to lower the center of gravity of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron D. DECKARD, Adam J. SCHLANGEN, Alex R. SCHEUERELL, Aaron J. NYSSE, Anthony J. RIPLEY, Daniel L. GOFFMAN, Andy T. IVES, Donovan L. FREDRICKSON, Gordon J. STEINMETZ, Keith A. HOLLMAN, Anthony J. KOMAREK, Corrie S. ROYTEK, Shawn D. PETERSON, Dennis J. LUTZ
  • Patent number: 8739892
    Abstract: A firefighting vehicle is disclosed that includes a chassis and a front wheel assembly coupled to the chassis. The front wheel assembly has at least one front wheel defining an axis of rotation that is substantially perpendicular to the chassis when in a straight position. The firefighting vehicle also includes an operator cab supported at a front portion of the chassis. The firefighting vehicle further includes an engine supported by the chassis. The engine is disposed under the operator cab and at least partially rearward of the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Pierce Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Moore, Chad Trinkner, John Schultz, Andrew Fochs
  • Publication number: 20120193109
    Abstract: A firefighting vehicle is disclosed that includes a chassis and a front wheel assembly coupled to the chassis. The front wheel assembly has at least one front wheel defining an axis of rotation that is substantially perpendicular to the chassis when in a straight position. The firefighting vehicle also includes an operator cab supported at a front portion of the chassis. The firefighting vehicle further includes an engine supported by the chassis. The engine is disposed under the operator cab and at least partially rearward of the axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Michael R. Moore, Chad Trinkner, John Schultz, Andrew Fochs
  • Patent number: 7857083
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide a counterweight of a power shovel interchangeable with that of a superordinate model without affecting a rear end radius of the shovel at the time of rotation. In the power shovel 50 in which the counterweight is formed at the rear part of a vehicle body frame 11 extended from a front end to a rear end of a lower part of a rotation upper body 10, and an engine 14 is mounted on the rear part of the vehicle body frame 11, an additional weight 12 is placed in a space between the rear part of the vehicle body frame 11 and the engine 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Yanmar Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Oyamada, Keiichi Nishihara, Takahiro Ikeda, Takafumi Nobayashi, Masao Nagata, Saizou Kondou, Masami Miyanishi
  • Patent number: 7374004
    Abstract: An industrial vehicle includes a battery that is shaped to expand or otherwise modify the space available within an operator's compartment. As a result, operator accommodations may be satisfied within the space requirements of the vehicle. The present invention further provides an industrial vehicle having an adjustable feature, such as a repositionable operator's seat and/or repositionable control element or operator control surface, and a shaped battery that enables or otherwise corresponds with the repositioning capability of the adjustable feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: James V. Kraimer, Adam M. Ruppert, Peter Adelsperger
  • Patent number: 7162816
    Abstract: A work vehicle with a tilt floor, which is capable of improving the maintainability around an engine and the operability and comfortability of a driver's seat and its periphery, is provided. The work vehicle with a tilt floor includes a hinge mechanism which is provided on the front end of the tilt floor to enable to turn the tilt floor toward the front of the vehicle body, the rear of the tilt floor is formed to be higher than the front of the tilt floor so to cover the headroom of an engine disposed on the rear of the vehicle body, and an operator seat is disposed on the top surface at the rear of the tilt floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignees: Komatsu Ltd., Komatsu Zenoah Co.
    Inventors: Kinichi Otsuka, Toshifumi Ogihara, Katsumi Yokoo, Sachio Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7147075
    Abstract: An off-road vehicle has a frame. A pair of front wheels and a pair of rear wheels support the frame. The frame supports at least two seats. An engine powers the off-road vehicle and has a crankshaft. A transmission has an output shaft driven by the crankshaft. The output shaft drives the front and rear wheels. Each seat has a front end, a rear end and a bottom end. The crankshaft is positioned between the output shaft and the rear wheels. The crankshaft and the output shaft are disposed between a generally vertically extending first plane including the front end of the seat and a generally vertically extending second plane including the rear end of the seat. The crankshaft and the output shaft also are disposed below a generally horizontally extending third plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Norihiko Tanaka, Kazuhiko Izumi, Akira Inui, Nobuaki Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 6910544
    Abstract: In the operation of work machines of the type having an extensible arm, the maximum reach of the arm for a given work machine is limited by such factors as the vehicle's weight, body size and engine placement. The present invention provides for a work machine arrangement in which a work machine has an engine cooling apparatus mounted to the work machine body such that the engine cooling apparatus's longitudinal axis is oriented substantially parallel to the arm longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc
    Inventor: Andrew J. Sewell
  • Patent number: 6408970
    Abstract: The invention is a mechanical suspension system for cab-over tractors, specifically those used in terminal transport having two front cushion dual suspension components on the front pivot area of the cab to tractor frame connection and a single rear cushion dual suspension component on the rear of the tractor frame at the cab-over latch area, the three point dual suspension system providing a more stable suspension package than the four point and other single suspension systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Inventor: Allen L. Eng
  • Publication number: 20020040820
    Abstract: A hydrophilic film coating (11) is formed on outer surfaces of cab (5), equipment housing cover (6) and counterweight (7) of an upper rotary body (2), so that a water film (18) is formed on the surface of the hydrophilic film coating by raindrops or at the time of rainfall. By formation of the water film (18), contaminant substances (13) which have deposited on the outer surfaces of the upper rotary body (2) are urged to float up and carried away with dripping water of the water film (18). As a consequence, it becomes possible to prevent development of raindrop stains on the outer surfaces of the upper rotary body (2) and, even if spattered particles of grease have deposited on the outer surfaces of the upper rotary body (2), such contaminants can be easily washed off, thereby permitting to maintain the quality in outer appearance of the upper rotary body (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Publication date: April 11, 2002
    Inventors: YUTAKA TAKANO, YASUO HAYAKAWA, HIDEO HOKARI, KAZUTAKA TATEISHI
  • Patent number: 6315351
    Abstract: A modular space frame of a cabin that can be used without distinction in a medium, heavy, and tractor truck, which may be assembled in the same assembly line of any of these three types of trucks and with the same kind of tools is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2001
    Assignee: Consorcio G. Grupo, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Francisco Mondragon Sarmiento, Roberto Miranda Guerrero, Alejandro Espinoza Ruiz, Carlos Gonzales Guadarrama
  • Patent number: 6260912
    Abstract: A modular space frame of cab-over type cabin that can be used without distinction in a medium, heavy, and tractor truck, which may be assembled in the same assembly line of any of these three types of trucks and with the same kind of tools is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Consorcio G. Grupa Dina, S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Francisco Mondragon Sarmiento, Roberto Miranda Guerrero, Alejandro Espinosa Ruiz, Carlos Gonzalez Guadarrama