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