05755006 is referenced by 1 patents and cites 10 patents.

A new platform (sometimes referred to as a "caddy") for transporting a carpet cleaning machine includes a base for supporting the machine and a machine restraint mechanism for releasably coupling the machine and the platform to one another. The platform also has wheels (or an elongated roller-like wheel) mounted with respect to the base for rolling the base and the machine across a surface. The restraint mechanism has features preventing relative platform-machine movement along a single axis or, when the mechanism includes pairs of two different types of restraining members, along plural axes. A new method is used for transporting a carpet cleaning machine of the type having a carpet brushing apparatus and a brush drive motor. The method includes the steps of providing a transport platform having a base, energizing the brush drive motor and tipping the machine to transfer more weight onto a brush. Such weight transfer causes the apparatus to urge the machine onto the platform. The machine and the platform are then coupled to one another using one or more restraint mechanisms.

Title
Transport platform and related carpet cleaning machine
Application Number
8/731544
Publication Number
5755006
Application Date
October 15, 1996
Publication Date
May 26, 1998
Inventor
Timothy B Strandell
Racine
WI, US
Mark A Pleshek
Milwaukee
WI, US
Ernest W Middleton
Racine
WI, US
David G Jansson
Racine
WI, US
Norman K Harris
Racine
WI, US
Paul E Fiegel
Racine
WI, US
Gregory J Botting
Racine
WI, US
Agent
Jansson Shupe Bridge & Munger
Assignee
Racine
WI, US
IPC
A47L 5/00
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