Patent Number: 6,308,503

Title: Convertible width lawn mower

Abstract: A self-propelled, walk-behind commercial type lawn mower having a frame with a mower deck attached to a front section of the frame, an engine mounted to a rear section of the frame, and a handle bar assembly attached to and extending rearwardly and upwardly from the rear section of the frame. The mower deck includes at least one rotatable wing section pivotally attached to the frame of the mower deck for movement between a substantially horizontal operating position and a substantially vertical non-operating position. The rotatable wing section extends the mowing width of the mower deck and allows mower to travel through narrow passageways of an enclosed mowing area. A locking mechanism secures the wing section in its substantially horizontal operating position and a substantially vertical non-operating position. A rotatable caster wheel attached to the front of the wing section may be retracted to provide maximum clearance when the wing section is in its vertical position.

Inventors: Scag; Dane T. (Elm Grove, WI), Bland; Mark C. (New Albany, IN)

Assignee: Great Dane Power Equipment, Inc.

International Classification: A01D 34/685 (20060101); A01D 34/67 (20060101); A01D 034/66 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018