US 8,596,405 B2
Side-by-side ATV
Richard Larry Sunsdahl, Roseau, Minn. (US); Aaron David Deckard, Lindstrom, Minn. (US); Marcus Johannes Tullemans, Eden Prairie, Minn. (US); Richard E Eck, Minneapolis, Minn. (US); Jason Carl Plugge, Coon Rapids, Minn. (US); Alan A Meyer, Chisago City, Minn. (US); Laurie Jean Rengel, Maple Grove, Minn. (US); Geoffrey G White, Norway, Mich. (US); Thomas Samuel Parks McCoubrey, Ste. Anne (Canada); and Brian Michael Safranski, Strandquist, Minn. (US)
Assigned to Polaris Industries Inc., Medina, Minn. (US)
Filed by Richard Larry Sunsdahl, Roseau, Minn. (US); Aaron David Deckard, Lindstrom, Minn. (US); Marcus Johannes Tullemans, Eden Prairie, Minn. (US); Richard E Eck, Minneapolis, Minn. (US); Jason Carl Plugge, Coon Rapids, Minn. (US); Alan A Meyer, Chisago City, Minn. (US); Laurie Jean Rengel, Maple Grove, Minn. (US); Geoffrey G White, Norway, Mich. (US); Thomas Samuel Parks McCoubrey, Ste. Anne (Canada); and Brian Michael Safranski, Strandquist, Minn. (US)
Filed on Oct. 25, 2010, as Appl. No. 12/925,560.
Application 12/925,560 is a continuation of application No. 11/494,891, filed on Jul. 28, 2006, granted, now 7,819,220.
Prior Publication US 2011/0048828 A1, Mar. 3, 2011
Int. Cl. B60K 5/00 (2006.01)
U.S. Cl. 180—312  [180/291] 38 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
34. An all-terrain vehicle comprising:
a frame, comprising a front frame portion, a mid frame portion and a rear frame portion;
a front suspension supported by the front frame portion;
at least two front wheels coupled to the front suspension;
a front axle assembly supported by the front frame portion and drivingly coupled to the front wheels;
a seating area supported by the mid frame portion, comprising side by side seats;
an engine supported by the rear frame portion, the engine positioned rearwardly of the seating area;
a transmission coupled to the engine, the transmission being completely rearward of the seating area;
a rear suspension supported by the rear frame portion;
at least two rear wheels coupled to the rear suspension;
a rear axle assembly supported by the rear frame portion rearward of the engine and drivingly coupled to the rear wheels;
a front drive shaft extending forward of the transmission for coupling the transmission to the front wheels via a front axle assembly; and
a rear drive shaft extending rearward of the transmission for coupling the transmission to the rear wheels via the rear axle assembly.