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Loader torque tube as carrier pivot

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236092D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 23K

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Abstract

In order to increase the visibility overall, the torque tube can be integrated into the carrier’s attachment to the boom. In particular the torque tube can be used as a pivot for the carrier.

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Loader torque tube as carrier pivot

Tractor front loader booms are usually made of two arms reinforced by a torque tube transversally extending between the two arms. The torque tube is mostly round or rectangular. The torque tube itself has the primary function to reinforce the boom and is usually positioned near the carrier in order to not hinder the operators view when working with the Loader. But, however, when the torque tube is closed to the carrier it may reduce visibility to the attached tool, like the bucket, a bale grapple, fork etc..

In order to increase the visibility overall, the torque tube can be integrated into the carrier's attachment to the boom. In particular the torque tube can be used as a pivot for the carrier. In that way the visibility on the loader and therefore the operators view to the boom and the tool during working condition and during attaching/detaching of tools could be improved. Further, when placing the torque tube on the end of the arms as a pivot for the carrier conventional carrier pivot will be replaced by the torque tube and therefore reduce parts and costs.

The picture shows one possible embodiment of placing the torque tube on the lower end of a loader boom functioning as the main carrier pivot. It should be clear, that the picture just shows a section of an arm of a boom and a section of the torque tube with a section of the carrier and that a complete view would show that the torque tube and the carrier extending transv...