Accession Number : ADD003819

Title :   Towing Vehicle having a Cart-Hitching Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sysyn,Jerry

Report Date : 11 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This invention relates to towing mechanism, and more particularly to a towing mechanism that can be adjusted to clamp positively a cart to be towed. A hitch mechanism is mounted on a towing vehicle for clamping the frame of a cart or dolly to be towed. The hitch mechanism comprises a pair of hinged levers having jaw ends that are loaded in a normally closed relation. By means of a pull chain convenient to the operator of the vehicle the jaws are opened for hitching to the cart. When the pull chain is released, the jaws by gravity assume the closed and clamping positions. The jaw assembly is mounted to the towing vehicle to be vertically adjustable to accommodate carts of different heights.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Towing vehicles, *Locking fastener devices, Clamps, Positioning devices(Machinery), Dollies, Towed vehicles

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE