Grass-collecting basket supporting assembly for cutting unit of rotary mower

Application Number: 00122785
Application Date: 2000.08.14
Publication Number: 1284257
Publication Date: 2001.02.21
Priority Information: 1999/8/13 US 09/374578
International: A01D43/06
Applicant(s) Name: Deere Co.
Inventor(s) Name: N.M. Ledden
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: zhou beilin
Abstract An assembly is provided for supporting a clippings collection container for collecting grass clippings cut by a cutting unit carried on a mowing vehicle. The assembly includes a laterally extending member operatively coupled to the cutting unit for movement therewith. The laterally extending member is supported on a lift arm of the vehicle for movement with respect thereto. A container such as a basket is positioned adjacent the cutting unit for receiving clippings cut by the cutting unit. First and second laterally spaced engagement members are coupled with the container for engaging the laterally extending member to couple the container to the cutting unit. The engagement members are secured to the laterally extending member for providing movement of the container with the cutting unit and independent from the lift arm.