Patent Number: 6,170,179

Title: Battery powered electric snow thrower

Abstract: A snow thrower (10) includes a rotatable wheel (12) for collecting the snow and a chute (14) for throwing the snow away from the snow thrower (10). The snow thrower (10) includes a motor (22) and a battery (24) connected thereto for providing power to the motor (22), which in turn drives a drive belt (28) to rotate the rotatable wheel (12). The battery (24) may be removed and replaced by sliding same out of the thrower housing (16), and includes spring biased contacts between the housing (16) and battery terminals to cause electrical connection therebetween.

Inventors: Paytas; Karen A. (Warren, MI), Halleck; Jason J. (Centerline, MI)


International Classification: B60R 16/04 (20060101); H01R 3/00 (20060101); F01H 005/09 (); H01R 003/00 (); B60R 016/04 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018