US 9,807,929 B2
Mower deck side discharge chute mounting
Ivan Jesus Lopez, Monterrey (MX); Juan Luis Lara, NL (MX); and Kyle T. Ressler, West Bend, WI (US)
Assigned to DEERE & COMPANY, Moline, IL (US)
Filed by Deere & Company, Moline, IL (US)
Filed on Jan. 20, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/1,842.
Prior Publication US 2017/0202140 A1, Jul. 20, 2017
Int. Cl. A01D 34/81 (2006.01); A01D 34/71 (2006.01); A01D 101/00 (2006.01)
CPC A01D 34/81 (2013.01) [A01D 34/71 (2013.01); A01D 2101/00 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mower deck side discharge chute mounting, comprising:
a wire form hinge having a first leg, a second leg that is collinear with the first leg, and an intermediate mounting portion attached directly to a multi-blade mower deck between the first leg and the second leg;
a side discharge chute pivoting on the wire form hinge on bearings that can slide on or off the first and the second legs of the wire form hinge only if the side discharge chute is in a raised position relative to the mower deck; and
a torsion spring biasing the side discharge chute toward a lowered position relative to the mower deck; a keyway in each of the bearings and a radial projection on each of the first and second legs of the wire form hinge that fits through the keyway.