Lawn sweeper constructed for upright storage and having an adjustable hitch clevis assembly

  • US 6,640,532 B1
  • Filed: 03/19/2002
  • Issued: 11/04/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/20/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A lawn sweeper adapted to be connected to a draw bar of a lawn implement, comprising:

  • a tow bar comprised of two discrete tow tubes, each of said tow tubes defining a pair of openings therethrough near its distal end;

    a brush housing operably secured to said tow bar and containing a plurality of brushes mounted for rotation with respect to said brush housing;

    a hamper assembly secured behind said brush housing such that rotation of the brushes contained within said brush housing sweeps debris into said hamper assembly; and

    a hitch clevis assembly for connecting said tow bar to the draw bar of said lawn implement, said hitch clevis assembly including a clevis portion adapted to receive a hitch pin for selectively attaching said hitch clevis assembly to the draw bar of said lawn implement, and an upright member secured to the clevis portion and defining a plurality of openings therethrough. the upright member of said hitch clevis assembly being interposed between the tow tubes with one pair of the openings defined by the upright member in registry with the respective pairs of openings defined by the tow tubes, such that fasteners can be passed through the tow tubes and hitch clevis assembly to secure them to one another such that said hitch clevis assembly can be attached to said tow bar at a selected height.

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