Universal floor and bucket protection devices, systems, and methods

  • US 7,571,942 B2
  • Filed: 12/30/2005
  • Issued: 08/11/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/03/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus, comprising:

  • a wear guard for protecting a bottom surface of a vehicle, includinga resilient member having a first length, and a top surface which is at least partially concave; and

    a rigid member havinga second length about the same as the first length,a width substantially less than the second length, said width defined by two spaced-apart edges, said rigid member having a central portion between said two edges, anda height less than its width, said height defined by a top surface and a bottom surface,wherein the shape of said rigid member bottom surface isconvex adjacent the central portion,convex adjacent at least one of said two spaced-apart edges,concave between the central portion and the at least one of said two spaced-apart edges, andcomplementary to the shape of the top surface of said resilient member,wherein said rigid member top surface defines a slot across substantially the entire second length; and

    wherein the bottom surface of said rigid member is attached to the top surface of said resilient member.

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