Mahindra & Mahindra has been granted a patent for a mounting mechanism enabling hitching a tool with a utility vehicle frame. The mechanism includes front hooks, a locking mechanism, a lifting cradle assembly, and a frame attachment mechanism. The locking mechanism is operated by lifting the cradle assembly to securely lock the tool with the vehicle frame. GlobalData’s report on Mahindra & Mahindra gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Mahindra & Mahindra, Battery pack swapping was a key innovation area identified from patents. Mahindra & Mahindra's grant share as of February 2024 was 31%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Mounting mechanism for hitching tool with utility vehicle frame

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11926293B2) discloses a mounting mechanism designed to facilitate hitching a tool to a utility vehicle frame. The mechanism includes front hooks and a locking mechanism that form part of the tool, along with a lifting cradle assembly and a frame attachment mechanism. The locking mechanism features a release lever, U-shaped guide plates, locking plates, a spring, and push spring actuators to securely lock and hitch the tool to the vehicle frame. The mechanism allows for the tool to be securely locked in place by lifting the cradle assembly via pivotal motion between the cradle assembly and the frame attachment mechanism under the force generated by the vehicle.

Furthermore, the mounting mechanism includes various components such as locking plates, lift rods, lifting arms, and a rotational locking cam to ensure the secure attachment of the tool to the vehicle frame. The mechanism is designed to prevent accidental unlocking by incorporating features like notches, spring tension, and angular or linear displacement of the locking plates. Additionally, the frame attachment mechanism consists of carriers, bell cranks, front and rear brackets, middle levers, pull rods, and pull rod assemblies to securely fasten the mechanism to the bottom of the vehicle. Overall, the patented mounting mechanism provides a reliable and efficient way to hitch tools to utility vehicles, ensuring a secure connection during operation.

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