Patent Number: 6,308,612

Title: Hydraulic leveling control system for a loader type vehicle

Abstract: A control system for a lift boom pivotable with respect to a vehicle by a boom cylinder and material handling unit pivotable with respect to the boom by a unit cylinder when the control of a boom control valve and a unit control valve. The control system includes a flow divider/combiner valve and operative in a boom-raise, unit-leveling mode to pass a preset portion of the fluid displaced from the rod end of the boom cylinder to the base end of the unit cylinder. The flow divider-combiner valve is operative in a boom-lower, unit-leveling mode, to combine the fluid stream displaced from the base end unit cylinder in a preset ratio with pressurized fluid, and pass the combined stream to the rod end of the boom cylinder. The control system can be disengaged from the automatic leveling mode to enable the boom unit to be operated manually under the control of the boom and unit control valves.

Inventors: Emanie; Faraidoon Fred (Rockford, IL), Frey; Brian Andrew (Freeport, IL)

Assignee: Delta Power Company

International Classification: B66F 9/20 (20060101); B66F 9/22 (20060101); E02F 3/43 (20060101); E02F 3/42 (20060101); F15B 011/22 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018