Roller assembly for striping a lawn

  • US 7,237,374 B2
  • Filed: 09/26/2003
  • Issued: 07/03/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A roller assembly for attachment to a lawnmower, comprising:

  • (A) a tow arm having a front link with a rear end pivotally attached to a front end of a rear link, and a front end of the front link configured to be at least indirectly supported by a lawnmower frame independently of a cutting deck of the lawnmower;

    (B) a shaft supported at least indirectly by a rear end of the rear link of the tow arm; and

    (C) a plurality of rollers rotatably borne by the shaft and configured to roll along a ground surface; and

    (D) a latch assembly that is selectively engageable to hold the tow arm in a position that holds the roller assembly in a raised, inoperative position in which the rollers are incapable of riding along a ground surface, wherein the latch assembly includes a pin which is selectively movable betweeni. a first position in which the latch assembly is disengaged to permit the roller assembly to drop to a lowered, operative position in which the rollers are capable of riding along the ground surface, andii. a second position in which the latch assembly is engaged and the roller assembly is held in the raised, inoperative position thereof.

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