Slipping belt clutch
Belt tensioner, part therefor and methods of making the same Patent #: 4601683
ApplicationNo. 336523 filed on 04/11/1989
US Classes:180/53.7, Drive to other machine by power take-off (PTO) at front end of vehicle180/53.8Other machine is vehicle accessory
ExaminersPrimary: Marmor, Charles A.
Assistant: Tyson, Karin L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB60K 025/02
AbstractAn accessory for attachment to the front end of a vehicle for mounting engine driven components 84, 86 to the vehicle including a frame extension and mounting platform 42 having a front end 48 and a rear end 50, apertures 60 for use in mounting the frame extension and mounting platform 42 to a vehicle frame 10, 12, additional apertures 52 at the front end 48 for use in securing a vehicle bumper 40 to the frame extension and mounting platform 42, still further apertures 92 for use in mounting at least one engine driven component 84, 86 to the frame extension and mounting platform 42, a transfer shaft 66 having an axis directed generally from front to rear of the frame extension and mounting platform 42, bearings 68 on the frame extension and mounting platform for journaling the transfer shaft 68, a transfer pulley 70 mounted on the transfer shaft 66 near the rear end 50 and adapted to be connected by a belt 72 to an engine 24 to be driven thereby, a further pulley 74 on the transfer shaft 66 for connection by belts 76, 78 to the input for engine driven components 84, 86 and a biasing device including an idler pulley 106 in alignment with the transfer pulley 70 for providing a biasing force to a belt 72 to thereby accommodate relative movement between a resiliently mounted engine 24 and the rigidly mounted frame extension and mounting platform 42.
Field of SearchDrive to other machine by power take-off (PTO) at front end of vehicle
Other machine is vehicle accessory
Specific vehicle frame
Assembled from prefabricated connectable sections
Transverse member is body support
Guide roll spring biased in belt-tensioning direction
Plural output loads
Bumper having impact force absorbing means directly interposed between bumper and vehicle structure
BUFFER OR BUMPER TYPE