Carrier bearing assembly

  • US 10,471,825 B2
  • Filed: 01/09/2018
  • Issued: 11/12/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/25/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A carrier bearing assembly for attaching to a frame of a utility terrain vehicle (UTV), comprising:

  • a bracket comprising a first end, a second end, a width extending between the first end and the second end in an x-direction, a first face extending between the first end and the second end along the width, and a second face opposite the first face extending between the first end and the second end along the width of the bracket;

    an opening formed completely through the bracket and extending from the first face to the second face in a y-direction;

    a bearing disposed within the opening and an angle between a centerline of the bearing and a centerline of the bracket being in a range of 85-89°

    or 91-95°

    , the bearing directly contacting the bracket;

    a first mounting structure offset from the opening for coupling the carrier bearing assembly to the frame of the UTV; and

    a second mounting structure offset from the opening for coupling the carrier bearing assembly to the frame of the UTV, andwherein the centerline of the bracket passes through a center of the first mounting structure and a center of the second mounting structure as viewed in an x-y plane.

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