Mower suspension system and method

  • US 7,107,746 B2
  • Filed: 07/30/2004
  • Issued: 09/19/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/27/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A mower, comprising:

  • a frame includinga front portion;

    a rear portion; and

    at least one central longitudinal beam at least partially forming the front portion of the frame, the beam being substantially parallel with a longitudinal axis passing from the front portion to the rear portion of the frame; and

    first and second wheels positioned on opposite sides of the front portion of the frame and spaced to define a track width of the mower, the track width being a distance between a center portion of each of the first and second wheels, the first and second wheels being pivotably coupled to the at least one central longitudinal beam about a first longitudinal pivot axis and a second longitudinal pivot axis, respectively, for upward and downward movement independent of each other, the first and second longitudinal pivot axes being laterally spaced from the longitudinal axis between about 0% and about 20% of the track width.

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