ApplicationNo. 627230 filed on 03/18/1996
US Classes:182/135, With diverse holding means for occupant182/134, Foot- or leg-attachable182/136, Alternate grasping182/187SCAFFOLD EXTERNAL OF SHAFT
ExaminersPrimary: Braun, Leslie A.
Assistant: Phan, Long Dinh
International ClassA01M 031/02
AbstractA portable tree climbing device with platform capable of supporting a user above ground level. The main climbing platform incorporates a secured seat frame assembly which can also assume a secured upright position or collapse flat relative the platform body. The seat frame secures a seat with a folding backrest which is capable of complete 360 degree rotation relative to the platform body. A tree stand comprised of a main climbing platform and climbing aid whose angle members can be secured in either the upright, working position or collapse both flat and in overall length while in the transporting position. A tree stand where the main angle members secure an upright position by the use of slidable, pivotally connected linkages and spring loaded detent pins. A tree stand which utilizes a ridged and formed tree encircling member which is telescopically secured to the main angle members. The tree encircling member incorporates uneven leg lengths to further ease setup and is adjustable depending on the girth of the tree to be climbed. The tree encircling member secures its position by the use of locking pins. A main climbing platform and climbing aid whose members remain fully contained and connected to their relative platforms in either the upright working position or the collapsed transporting positions. A treestand which utilizes the "sit & stand" method of vertical locomotion.
Field of SearchPOLE OR STRAND GRASPING-TYPE CLIMBER
Foot- or leg-attachable
With diverse holding means for occupant
SCAFFOLD EXTERNAL OF SHAFT
Post or column attached
Mounted on accommodating platform (e.g., stairs, deck, etc.)
Movable to inoperative position
About stationary horizontal pivot
Including antifriction feature (e.g., ball bearings, etc.)
Tension tie supports back