Patent Number: 6,206,125

Title: Apparatus and method for locking an adjustable width axle assembly of a crop sprayer

Abstract: An adjustable-width axle assembly of a work machine. The axle assembly includes an outer tube having a side wall which has a recess defined therein. The axle assembly further includes an inner tube positioned within the outer tube. The inner tube has a side wall. The axle assembly further includes a contact member having an extended position and a retracted position. The contact member is urged into contact with the side wall of the inner tube so as to prevent movement of the inner tube relative to the outer tube when the contact member is positioned in the extended position. The contact member is received into the recess defined in the side wall of the outer tube so as to allow the inner tube to move relative to the outer tube when the contact member is positioned in the retracted position. A method of locking an adjustable-width axle assembly of a work machine is also disclosed.

Inventors: Weddle; Kenneth E. (Trafalgar, IN)

Assignee: Equipment Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B60B 35/00 (20060101); B60G 9/00 (20060101); B60B 35/10 (20060101); B62D 49/00 (20060101); B62D 49/06 (20060101); B62D 061/12 ()

Expiration Date: 03/27/2018