Accession Number : ADD008226

Title :   Lightweight One Piece Side Rack with Stakes for Flatbed Semitrailers.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ash,Earl M

Report Date : 06 Oct 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This invention relates to a panel for upright positionment on a trailer/truck flatbed to convert the bed into a cargo container. The panel is formed as a one piece high density plastic foam or fiberglass reinforced plastic element having desired characteristics of high strength and light weight. At its lower edge the panel has a relatively wide center leg and two relatively narrow end legs dimensioned for snug fit insertion into pockets on the perimeter of the flatbed. Edge areas of the panel are preferably formed as tongue and groove devices to adapt the panel for interlocking connection with similar panels positioned on the flatbed.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Panels, Semitrailers, Cargo vehicles, Modification, Poles(Supports), Reinforced plastics, Lightweight

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE