Patent Number: 6,167,976

Title: Engine enclosure

Abstract: A modular engine enclosure comprised of a hood and baffle is provided to channel cooling air along passages formed between their adjacent surfaces to the radiator of a water cooled engine. The passages provide acoustic air barriers and along with selected enclosure surfaces covered with sound absorbing foam, serve to contain engine sounds within the enclosure. The passages receive air from a generally upright inlet opening and direct it evenly over the top surface of the horizontally oriented radiator. After being drawn through the radiator, the air is exhausted generally horizontally out the back of the engine compartment. The modular construction of the enclosure allows it to be easily raised and/or removed so that maintenance and service activities can be performed on the engine and its components.

Inventors: O'Neill; Michael Jerome (Mayville, WI), Peters; Michael Dennis (West Bend, WI)

Assignee: Deere & Company

International Classification: B62D 25/10 (20060101); B62D 025/10 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018