Side swing hitch for an agricultural combine

  • US 20030222427A1
  • Filed: 06/04/2002
  • Published: 12/04/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/04/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A side swing hitch for a rear end of an agricultural combine, the rear end including a transversely extending rear axle assembly located beneath and connected in supportive relation to a rear chassis member of the combine, the hitch comprising:

  • a hitch support bracket having a first end portion, an opposite second portion, and an intermediate portion disposed between the first end portion and the second end portion, the first end portion including at least one element for mounting to the chassis member with the second end portion suspended between the first end portion rearwardly of the rear axle assembly, the second end portion including a pivotal draw bar mount supporting one end of a draw bar for generally horizontal pivotal movement of the draw bar between a rearwardly extending towing position generally perpendicular to the rear axle assembly and at least one generally transversely extending stored position at least generally perpendicular to the towing position and beside the rear axle assembly, the draw bar mount and the draw bar including cooperatively engageable elements for holding the draw bar in the towing position, the draw bar including a second end opposite the one end and including a hitch element connectable to a tongue of a trailer or cart to be towed by the combine.

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