Patent Number: 6,966,169

Title: Mowing machine chute cleaner apparatuses and methods

Abstract: Mowing machine chute cleaner apparatuses and methods are disclosed including a housing and at least one rotatable blade positioned at least partially within the housing for cutting grass. The mowing machine includes a discharge chute for discharge of cut grass, wherein the discharge chute defining an exit opening, and the mowing machine includes a cover flap attached to the grass mowing machine and being movable from a closed position covering the discharge chute exit opening to an open position wherein the discharge chute exit opening is uncovered by the cover flap. The mowing machine also includes a movable clearing flap attached to the grass mowing machine which can be moved in a clearing motion through at least a portion of the discharge chute by movement of the cover flap to at least partially clear cut grass from the discharge chute.

Inventors: Osborne; Christopher M. (Hillsborough, NC)

Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

International Classification: A01D 43/063 (20060101); A01D 43/00 (20060101); A01D 043/06 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018