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Title:
MULTI-DIRECTIONALLY ADJUSTABLE CONTROL PODS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2013/048855
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A position-adjustable, dual-pod control system (130) for a machine, such as a backhoe loader (1) is disclosed. The system (130) includes a horizontal cross beam (136) connected to a pair of brackets (142). The pair of brackets (142) are mounted to the machine by way of a pair of bearings (153) that enables pivotal movement of the cross beam (136) in the fore and aft directions while the cross beam (136) is positioned perpendicularly to the fore and aft direction or the fore-aft centerline (141) of the machine. The bottom end (37) of each pod arm (131) is pivotally coupled to the brackets (142) thereby enabling the pod arms (131) to be pivoted towards or away from the centerline (141). Each bracket (142) includes a through hole (51) that accommodates a bearing (53) that is mounted to the machine, such as to the floor (156) of the machine.

Inventors:
CONNOR ALAN ROBERT (US)
HEALD RICHARD ADAM KENNE (GB)
BOWER ROBERT MICHAEL (US)
SHEEHAN PAUL ANTHONY (GB)
Application Number:
US2012/056253
Publication Date:
July 18, 2013
Filing Date:
September 20, 2012
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
CATERPILLAR INC (US)
CONNOR ALAN ROBERT (US)
HEALD RICHARD ADAM KENNE (GB)
BOWER ROBERT MICHAEL (US)
SHEEHAN PAUL ANTHONY (GB)
International Classes:
E02F9/20; B62D5/06; F15B13/02
Foreign References:
US20040261300A12004-12-30
JP2000148270A2000-05-26
US4140200A1979-02-20
US3893346A1975-07-08
US5553992A1996-09-10
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
FISHER, Bart, A. et al. (Peoria, IL, US)
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