Thill And Axle Connected Patents (Class 280/66)
  • Patent number: 7354050
    Abstract: The present invention provides a swing-away stair assembly including a pivot bracket assembly for supporting a stair body for pivotal movement on a work machine, such as a landfill compactor. The pivot bracket assembly includes a stair support sub-assembly having an attachment portion for attaching to the stair body and a pivot portion spaced from the attachment portion. The pivot bracket assembly further includes a pivot mount sub-assembly for attaching the swing-away assembly to the lateral side of the machine, the pivot mount sub-assembly including a mounting portion for attaching to the lateral side of the machine and a pivot portion spaced from the mounting portion. A hinge member cooperates with the stair support sub-assembly and the pivot mount sub-assembly whereby the stair support sub-assembly is supported for pivotal movement relative to the pivot mount sub-assembly for supporting the stair for pivotal movement relative to the lateral side of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Terra Compactor Wheel Corp.
    Inventor: Robert John Brockway
  • Patent number: 5174594
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to an improved horse drawn carriage providing several safety and performance features. A transverse shaft tip to shaft tip deflector is fittable over wooden shafts to prevent snagging objects such as trees and fence posts between horse and harness. Wheel deflectors, wheel guards, a low position passenger seat, and a removable rear platform assembly for standing passengers are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: Earl L. Marshall
    Inventors: Earl L. Marshall, Thomas O'Carroll