Accession Number : AD0163629

Title :   Mechanized Vehicle System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Black,David F.

Report Date : 11 MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a mechanized system for the automatic loading and unloading of a vehicle of the front loading type. The vehicle is provided with a cab which will swing 90 degrees to the left thereof and a bed which is movable longitudinally on the vehicle's chassis. Powered rollers on the floor of the bed move the cargo into or out of the vehicle. A switch in front of the vehicle's cab will activate means to open the door of a warehouse when the cab is in close proximity to the warehouse dock. The cab is swung to the left of the vehicle and the bed moved onto the dock to the warehouse door. All operations are controlled by the driver and he is protected from inclement weather at all times. The system eliminates the need for fork lifts in loading or unloading.

Descriptors :   (*CARGO VEHICLES, *PATENTS), VEHICLE CHASSIS COMPONENTS, POSITIONING DEVICES(MACHINERY), CONVEYORS, INVENTORY CONTROL

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE