Power lawn mower including shortened control arms for use in deck lift system

CAFC
  • US 6,935,093 B2
  • Filed: 07/02/2002
  • Issued: 08/30/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/05/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A self-propelled power lawn mower comprising:

  • a pair of rear drive wheels;

    a cutter deck assembly;

    a combustion engine;

    a deck lift system for raising and lowering the cutter deck assembly and combustion engine together in order to adjust a blade cutting height of the mower; and

    first and second pivoting control arms for helping provide lateral positioning of the cutter deck assembly and combustion engine during the raising and lowering, wherein the first and second control arms are pivotally connected to either the cutter deck assembly or an engine deck assembly, so as to pivot upward and downward along with corresponding upward and downward movement of the cutter deck assembly and combustion engine; and

    wherein the first and second pivoting control arms are located entirely forward of respective rear edges of said rear drive wheels.

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