Accession Number : ADD006232
Title : Self Load/Unload Transporter.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Harris,William G ; Cipkowski,Jerome T
Report Date : 17 Oct 1978
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : A trailer for transporting containerized freight containing spaced horizontal rails that can be mechanically spread apart to define a circumscribed space wider than a standard freight container. The trailer can be driven in a reverse direction so that the rails move alongside the freight container. Lift devices on the trailer hoist the container upwardly above the plane of the rails, after which the rails are mechanically shifted toward one another to underlie the container. The container is then lowered onto the rails for transport to another geographical location.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Positioning devices(Machinery), *Cargo vehicles, Shipping containers, Rails
Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE