Adaptable combination of vehicle and attachments

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37 81, 371175, 37DIG3, 298 17R, 414634, 414686, 414694, 414786, 212181, E02F 372




An improved method and combination facilitating interchanging attachments on an adaptable off-road vehicle characterized by, in addition to the usual vehicle and its controls, prime mover, power source, drive apparatus, steering apparatus and the like, a first portion of attachment apparatus carried by the vehicle including a plurality of mounting stations on respective front pair of elongate substantially horizontal tracks and front and rear pairs of vertical tracks; the tracks being spaced apart a first predetermined distance; each mounting station having a plurality of apertures that are laterally aligned for even mounting of the attachments; a plurality of attachments, each having respective second portion of attachment apparatus, each second portion including a pair of track engaging clevises laterally spaced apart the first predetermined distance and having a plurality of apertures adapted to align with the apertures at the mounting stations; a plurality of pins for inserting through the aligned apertures in the attachment apparatus and quick-connect fittings carried by the frame and by each attachment for a supplying operating power. Also set forth are preferred embodiments.

patent: 3403802 (1968-10-01), Lundell
patent: 3811581 (1974-05-01), Van Der Lely
patent: 3911602 (1975-10-01), Trevathan
patent: 4087009 (1978-05-01), Profenna et al.


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