Patent Number: 6,167,980

Title: Engine mounting and stabilizing arrangement

Abstract: A mounting and stabilizing arrangement for an engine with first and second end portions is disclosed. The mounting and stabilizing arrangement is adapted for use in a work machine with a frame assembly which includes a pair of side rails. A crossmember is connected between the pair of side rails. A bumper assembly is connected to the frame assembly at one end portion of the work machine. A pair of spaced mounts are connected to the crossmember. Each of the pair of mounts are positioned in a spaced relationship from a respective side rail. A single stabilizer is connected on the bumper assembly so that the first end portion of the engine is connected on the stabilizer and the second end portion of the engine is mounted on the pair of mounts to align the engine parallel with the pair of side rails of the frame assembly.

Inventors: Anderson; Robert S. (Garner, NC), Baig; Mirza Q. (Sanford, NC), Deneve; Jeffrey A. (Sanford, NC), Dershem; Brian R. (Sanford, NC), Kabir; Hasan (Sanford, NC), McLamb; Rodney D. (Cary, NC), Nguyen; Huan T. (Forth Worth, TX), Pielmeier; Kevin E. (Apex, NC), Siwicke; James H. (Monterrey, MX), Waitt; Reid W. (Willow Springs, NC)

Assignee: Caterpillar S.A.R.L.

International Classification: B62D 21/18 (20060101); B62D 21/00 (20060101); B62D 021/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018