Textron. has filed a patent for a snowmobile with a unique rear suspension system. The design includes slide rails, idler wheels, and a composite member for improved performance. The patent aims to enhance snowmobile stability and maneuverability in challenging terrains. GlobalData’s report on Textron 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 Textron, Regenerative braking was a key innovation area identified from patents. Textron's grant share as of January 2024 was 68%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Snowmobile with improved rear suspension system

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Textron Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240034435A1) describes a snowmobile with a unique rear suspension system. The snowmobile includes a chassis, at least one ski at the front, and a skid frame at the rear. The skid frame consists of slide rails, idler wheels, upper cross members, and a rear suspension system. The rear suspension system features a rear shock, rear shock link, rear cross member, and lower shock pivot member, providing progressive damping and spring rate for the rear suspension.

Furthermore, the patent application details the structural shock link of the rear suspension, which has a Y-shaped geometry for flexibility and twisting of the skid frame. The skid frame also includes torsion springs and a flexible composite member for enhanced performance. The flexible composite member has various components like main body, secondary body, first and second arms, and a central arm, all contributing to the overall functionality and adaptability of the snowmobile's rear suspension system. Additionally, the transition assembly in the flexible composite member allows for adjustments along the central arm for different positions and responses during rear suspension travel. Overall, the patent application showcases innovative features and designs aimed at improving the performance and functionality of snowmobiles through a unique rear suspension system.

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