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Publication numberUS2860887 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 18, 1958
Filing dateJul 22, 1955
Priority dateJul 22, 1955
Publication numberUS 2860887 A, US 2860887A, US-A-2860887, US2860887 A, US2860887A
InventorsBuren W Stewart
Original AssigneeBuren W Stewart
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Outboard motor cart and stand
US 2860887 A
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OUTBOARD MOTOR CART AND STAND Filed July 22. 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Il l M l F-lg. l 'l' \`\"\`/-`f Buren n. Stewart I N V EN TOR.

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OUTBOARD MOTOR CART AND STND Filed July 22. 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Buren W Stewart INVENTOR.

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United States Patent v t `2,360,837 oUrBoARD MoToRcARr AND STAND I 'i Buren W. Stewart, Cleburne, Tex. Application July zz', 195s, serial No. 523,791

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This invention rrelates generally to folding structure fortransporting devices, and particularly to a combined transporting device and stand useful primarily in connection with outboard motors. .6

An object of this invention is to provide an outboard motor and standand transporting device which provides aneasy way tocarry heavy motors from one place to anotherand `a handy structure forl storage of motors and also for holding them while being repaired. l

One of the features of the combined stand and transportingj 'device is the .-preventionofdamage to the motor and the boat transom which is caused by the' common practice of hauling the motor in place on the boat. This is especially true with the larger motors which are considerably more diicult to handle and transport.

includes a pair of frames that are pivotally connected together near a center point, one frame being pivotally connected ata location slightly spaced from its very end so that a portion thereof protrudes when the frames are in an angular relationship to each other, this protruding portion serving as a recipient. of the outboard motor clamp so that the stand very s turdily and securely supports the motor.

Other objects and features of importance will become apparent in following the description of the illustrated form of the invention where, in the drawings:

Figure 1 is a side View of the combined motor stand and transporting device with a motor shown thereon;

Figure 2 is a side view of the device in a second position, that is, the suggested position for storing the motor or transporting the motor;

Figure 3 is a top view of the device of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is an end view of the device of Figure 2;

Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 3; and

Figure 6 is an enlarged fragmentary view showing particularly the locking means connected to one of the axles of the chassis.

The outboard motor 10 is shown in the inclined position in Figure l and generally horizontal in Figure 2. The combined stand and transporting device 12 is capable of handling the motor 10 in either of these positions. The stand and transporting device is made of a chassis consisting of a iirst frame 14 together with a second frame 16. Both frames are of angle iron or tubing con- ICC Frame 16 has depending brackets 30 at one end accommodating an axle` 32 on which wheels are mounted. Moreover, frame 16 ts in nested relationship (Figure 3) with frame 14, and when angle iron construction is used, as shown in the drawings, the nesting of portion 26 in frame 14 assures rigidity when in the extended position (Figure 2). At the same end of frame 14 as axle 20, there is a handle 36 which may be of generally U-shape, welded or otherwise fixed at its ends to the rear cross-member of frame 14. A similar handle 38 `isiprovided at the axle end of frame 16. These handles are used for lifting, pushing and carrying the device.

When the motor stand and transp-orting device is arranged as shown in Figure 2, locking means for the frame are held beneath frame 16 by means of a catch 40 which is mounted rotatably on frame 16. The preferred locking means comprises a rack 42 which is hinged on axle 32y and which when in the inoperative position, serves as a support for various and sundry articles which may be attached thereto. When in the operative position (Figure 1), rack 42 serves a similar function.

To further assure a good rigid connection between frames 14 and 16 when in the position disclosed in Figure 2, a3 latch 44 is provided. This latch is pivoted to frame 14 and is engageable with a pin 46 secured to frame 16.' Safetyspring 48 is secured at its ends to the frames and is stretched (Figure 3) 'as the frames are pushed down to a substantially parallel coplanar position in order to engage the latch 44.

Portion 26 has the outboard motor accommodating means near the end thereof. The preferred means consists of a Wooden transverse cross-member 50 held elevated from the general plane of the frame 16 by means of several upstanding brackets 52 which are secured respectively to the cross-member 50 and the frame 16. In order to support the motor 10 at another place, a cradle 54 consisting of a single piece rod secured at its ends to frame 16, together With a pivotal hook 56 are supplied. Cradle 54 has a substantially V-shaped support in it over which the hook S6 is placed and adapted to be fastened.

In the use of this invention, the outboard motor 10 is placed on'the motor stand and transporting device when in the angular po-sition (Figure 1). The portion of the motor which normal-ly clamps to the boat transom is clamped to the transverse member 50, and the spring hook 56 is fastened to the cradle 54 in such manner as to clamp the motor securely in place. In this condition, the motor may be moved about, stored, or have sundry operations performed thereon. When it is desired to use the device as a cart for the outboard motor 10, latch 65 is released from axle 2t) by lifting the latch 65 slightly (see dotted line position in Figure 6) and then pivotally moving frames 14 and 16 to an approximately coplanar tandem position. Rack 42 is held beneath frame 16 by manually holding it while rotating catch 40 to a position wherein it engages beneath a part of the rack 42. Safety spring 48 holds stand upright until downward pressure is applied to motor 10, causing axles 20 and 32 to move in opposite directions until frames 14 and 16 are in'a parallel coplanar position (Figure 2). Latch 44 is then engaged with pin 46, locking frames 14 and 16 and forming a substantial cart `on which motor may be transported, stored or repaired. When it is desired to return the device to a stand for the outboard motor 10, latch 44 is released and the frames 14 and 16 are swung with respect to each other in order to bring axles 20 and 32 closer to each other. When they are in the approximate position shown in Figure 1, the cradle 42 is released and hooked to the axle 20 by placing the forks 65 thereover. These forks are` formed at the `ends of the platform 42 to serve this inclined with respect to each other.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of` the4 invention.` Fnrthen. since ,MnumerQus modications and changes willY readilyy occurl to thoseL1 skilled in theHart, it is Anotwdesired to limit the invention tothe exact construction and operation shown `anddescribed, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling V4withinthescope y of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed as new isas follows:V

1. A n outboard motorlstandand transporting devicei comprisingachassis adapted to support the motordinwa A generally horizontal position or in the inclined position,` said chassis comprisinga first frame having an axle at thehouter Aend thereof on which AWheels are mounted, a second frame having anaxlejat the outer end thereof,` means hingcdly securing the inner end of saidlrst frame to said second frame between said seclnndfrlame axlet and the inner end of said second frame so that a portion of `said second frame protrudes beyondhsaid rst frame when said frames are arranged to carry the `motor in the inclined position, a spring secured to said frames oppos-, ing pivotal movement of said frames, means secured to said second frame portion on which to ,secure an outboard motor clamp, locking means on one axle and en gageable with the other axle` to retain said frames in angular relationship with each other with said portion' of the second frame projecting outwardly and upwardly i 4 f from the rst frame so as tolsupport the motor in an inclined position, a latch carried by one frame and engageableLwith thwtlefmffautodlld` s'aid frair's generally parallel and generally coplanar, means carried by one of said frames to support said locking means approximately horizontal so that said locking means forms a shelf while the device is adjusted to support a motor in a horizontal position, andhsaidlolcking means also constituting a shelf while said device is adjusted to support a motor,inth e `inclined position." Y V 2. The transporting device of claim 1 wherein said motor securing means'co'mprisesa transverse support, and upstandilnxgbracketsmounting said support on said second frame. f

3. The transporting 4device ofaclaim 2 and handles secured to said frames at the same ends as said axles.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification280/641, 280/651, 280/DIG.200, 280/47.18, 280/15
International ClassificationB63H20/36, B62B3/10
Cooperative ClassificationB62B3/10, B63H20/36, Y10S280/02
European ClassificationB63H20/36, B62B3/10