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VEHICLES DRAWN BY ANIMALS
Definition statement
This subclass covers:
  • Vehicles drawn by animals or parts thereof so far as the relevant features are essential for animal-drawn vehicles.
  • Passenger vehicles, load carrying vehicles, and racing vehicles such as sulkies.
  • Connections between the animal and the vehicle and safeguarding appliances to release an animal.
  • Undercarriages or running gear of vehicles and axle supports.
  • Braking mechanism and their control devices specially adapted for such vehicles.
References relevant to classification in this subclass
This subclass does not cover:

Hand-propelled vehicles, hand carts, sledges

Without specific features for animal-drawn vehicles they are considered as trailers

Reins or whips per se

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Undercarriages for other soil working machines

Undercarriages drawn by animal or tractor for supporting agricultural tools or apparatus

Traction harness for traction animals

Glossary of terms
In this subclass, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:

Fifth wheel

coupling between front-wheel axle and carriage to allow front-wheel axle to pivot to facilitate turning.

Types of vehicles
Definition statement
This group covers:

Illustrative examples of subject matter classified in this group:

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Undercarriages or running gear of vehicles; Axle supports (undercarriages for supporting agricultural tools or apparatus A01B 35/30, A01B 39/24; A01B 51/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Undercarriages for other soil working machines

Undercarriages drawn by animal or tractor for supporting agricultural tools or apparatus

Draught assemblies (traction harness B68B 3/00)
References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Traction harness

Braking mechanisms and brake control devices specially adapted for animal-drawn vehicles (brakes in general F16D)
References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Brakes in general

Carriers or holders for whips; Holders for reins forming part of or attached to vehicles (reins or whips per se B68B)
References relevant to classification in this group
This group does not cover:

Reins or whips per se

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013