Patent Number: 6,332,748

Title: Rotating pawl tool latch

Abstract: A latching device is provided for coupling a vehicle tool carrier with a variety of tools such as a bucket. The device serves to releasably secure the tool with the carrier once the carrier has been positioned with the tool. The latch includes a handle-actuated pawl and an over center linkage to retain the latching device in either its latched or unlatched position. A spring serves to hold the link in its over-center position. The pawl swings laterally to minimize interference with the carrier and tool structures and simplify activation by the operator from his seat.

Inventors: Doering; David Arthur (Knoxville, TN), Flatau; Donald Rodney (Oak Ridge, TN)

Assignee: Deere & Company

International Classification: E02F 3/36 (20060101); E02F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018