Accession Number : ADD013169

Title :   Vehicle Transport Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 5 Aug 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : F'Geppert,Erwin

Report Date : 05 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A vehicle transport device according to this invention has a base member rigidly mounted to the treadway or other supporting structure of the cargo transport. The base member is formed with an upright stud on one end of the base member. A first mounting boss is located near the middle of the base member's upper surface and extends upward. A ramp member is located above the base member and has a second mounting boss extending from its lower surface towards the base member. The first and second mounting bosses are formed so they intermesh and are connected to rotate relative to each other. An axle extends transversely across the transport device through the mounting bosses to hold the base member and ramp member together at their respective bosses but allows the ramp to rotate between a first ramping position and a second storage position. The upper surface of the ramp member can have a complimentary pair of retention brackets located on the upper surface of the ramp member in a position so when a pair of tandem wheels are located with the brackets between the wheels, a T-shaped retention bar can be inserted into the brackets to hold the vehicle stable on the ramp member.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *CARGO VEHICLES, *AIR TRANSPORTABLE EQUIPMENT, CARGO HANDLING, MOUNTING BRACKETS, RAMPS

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE