Floor treatment apparatus

  • US 9,757,005 B2
  • Filed: 08/24/2016
  • Issued: 09/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/14/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A floor treatment apparatus, comprising:

  • a chassis having a front, a back, a lower surface, a front surface adjacent the front, an upper surface, a rear surface adjacent the back, a left surface, and a right surface;

    a first wheel operably interconnected to the lower surface adjacent to the left surface and located closer to the rear surface than the front surface;

    a second wheel operably interconnected to the lower surface adjacent the right surface and located closer to the rear surface than the front surface;

    a platform located substantially between at least a portion of the right surface, at least a portion of the left surface, the platform extending rearwardly from a portion of the rear surface, and substantially located within the chassis and positioned substantially directly above an axis extending between the center of the first wheel and the center of the second wheel, wherein the platform includes a top surface adapted to receive the feet of an operator, and wherein the platform includes a throttle and an operator presence device operatively connected to, and which selectively interrupts operation of the throttle;

    a powered wheel operably connected adjacent the lower surface of the chassis;

    a steering mechanism associated with the chassis and having a portion that is accessible by an operator; and

    a floor treating device connected adjacent to the lower surface of the chassis, the floor treating device configured to scrub floors, clean carpets, vacuum floors, wax floors, burnish floors, remove wax from a floor, or remove varnish from a floor, wherein the floor treating device can be quickly changed from one floor treating device to another.

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