Patent Number: 7,823,903

Title: Portable draft bar assembly

Abstract: A portable draft bar assembly including an end bracket configured to be mounted to a plurality of bucket attachment types of various machinery, and a main bar having a first end configured to be selectively coupled to the end bracket and a second end configured to receive and retain one of a plurality of hitch assembly types. An anchor bracket is configured to be selectively coupled to the main bar at one of a plurality of positions, and an end clamp is slideably coupled to the main bar between second end and the anchor bracket and includes an angled channel. A binder assembly is coupled between the anchor bracket and end clamp, wherein the anchor bracket is selectively coupled to a selected one of the plurality of positions so that the angled channel at least partially engages a leading edge of a bucket to which the end bracket is mounted, and wherein the binder assembly is configured to draw the end clamp and anchor bracket together to wedge and secure the angled channel against the leading edge of the bucket.

Inventors: Swaggert; Patrick J. (Jordan, MN)


International Classification: B60D 1/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00