Side Delivery Only Patents (Class 298/18)
  • Patent number: 8757728
    Abstract: Example embodiments disclose a coupling device that includes a support member and a pivot member. The support member may include a first wall, a second wall a third wall, and a fourth wall. The pivot member may be pivotally supported in the support member. In example embodiments, the pivot member may include a first stanchion penetrating the first wall and a second stanchion penetrating the second wall. In example embodiments the support member may further include one of a third stanchion on the third wall and a first aperture in the third wall and one of a fourth stanchion on the fourth wall and a second aperture in the fourth wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Smithco Mfg., Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Verros
  • Patent number: 8708420
    Abstract: A vehicle including a chassis (50) and a load carrying container supported thereon, the container arranged for pivotable movement relative to the chassis of the vehicle to discharge material from the container in a lateral direction to a side of the chassis, the container including a lower container body (25) and an upper container body (4) mounted thereto for operable movement with fespect to said lower container body to provide a selectively openable discharge passage e.g., via openable side discharge door (32), between the upper and lower container bodies when the upper and lower bodies pivot with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Maxitrans Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Bernd Ostermeyer
  • Patent number: 8708634
    Abstract: A vehicle carrier assembly adapted to be mounted to the rear of a recreational vehicle which is designed to carry and transport a secondary vehicle. The carrier assembly includes a lift system which includes a pivoting subassembly combined with a deployable ramp. The ramp extends from the pivoted subassembly at an angle until it reaches the ground. The ramp extends from the pivoted subassembly in a direction perpendicular the longitudinal axis of the recreational vehicle. The secondary vehicle would then drive onto the angled ramp. The ramp is then retracted back to its first position, atop the pivoting subassembly. The pivoting subassembly is then pivoted back from its deployed angular position back to an original horizontal position. The secondary vehicle is secured to the vehicle carrier. The recreational vehicle is now ready to travel with an easily mountable and demountable secondary vehicle aboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventor: Walter B. Mears
  • Patent number: 8485607
    Abstract: A roll-off container is provided having multiple separate compartments that may be filled and dumped independently of each other. A master controller is provided that is used to separately and selectively control the lifting and dumping of each compartment. The system may be powered by the engine of a roll-off truck on which it is located, or by a separate gasoline engine, propane engine, solar power system, electric power system, battery-operated power system or any future powering technology located within the roll-off container. All components of the system are located within or are supported by a chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: C. Scott Elliott
  • Patent number: 8276989
    Abstract: A pivot pin and saddle assembly is provided for a side-dump trailer or truck with the pivot pin and saddle assembly including structure which limits the relative movement between the side-dump body of the trailer or truck with respect to the frame of the trailer or truck. The saddle assembly of this invention includes a bearing block comprised of Nylon® or other composite material which supports the pivot pin to prevent metal-to-metal contact between the pivot pin and the associated saddle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Ralph R. Rogers, Bobby Rogers
  • Patent number: 8256354
    Abstract: A railroad car may comprise a frame comprising a first side and a second side laterally opposing each other. The railroad car may further comprise a first elastomeric mat and a second elastomeric mat supported by a plurality of reinforcement cables, the first and second elastomeric mats forming a load-carrying receptacle. Each elastomeric mat may have an outer edge and an inner edge, the inner edge of the first elastomeric mat abutting the inner edge of the second elastomeric mat when the load-carrying receptacle is in a closed configuration. The railroad car may further comprise a first pulley connected to the first side of the frame and a second pulley connected to the second side of the frame, the first pulley and second pulley each having a respective axis of rotation parallel to a direction of travel of the railroad car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Georgetown Rail Equipment Company
    Inventors: Charles W. Aaron, Christopher M. Villar
  • Patent number: 8240969
    Abstract: Cargo wagon to transport bulk material in different conditions which allows the load not to attach itself to the surface of the wagon, speeding up the unloading process, wherein said cargo wagon is formed by a defined structure which vertebral frame is conformed by a longitudinal beam, where in a transversal way to such beam ribs have been configured in a semi-rectangular shape which give the volume configuration to the wagon's load; in the Terminal ends of such ribs there are lateral beams that give firmness to the structures that define the ribs; said lateral beams have on their interior end steel plates along their whole longitude that conform an upper lateral end of the wagon; where in said steel plates and in suspended form there are a series of ropes over which there is rubber carpet in suspended form that defines the structure to receive the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Duratray Ltda.
    Inventors: Marco Medel, Mauricio Medel, Manuel Medel, Matias Medel
  • Patent number: 8220874
    Abstract: The tub is mounted to a frame for alternative movement from a position wherein the tub is centrally located with respect to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The tub may be tilted from a position centrally located to a side dump position which is offset with respect to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The apparatus for moving the tub from its centrally located position to its side dump position is a barrel pivotally mounted to the tub and an extension rod which is pivotally mounted to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Jet Co.
    Inventors: Dale J. Heider, Leon J. Heider
  • Patent number: 8182045
    Abstract: A cover for a side-dump trailer or truck is disclosed wherein a rigid cover comprised of metal, fiberglass or plastic is movably mounted with respect to the side-dump trailer or truck so that the cover may be moved from a closed position over the upper end of the side-dump body or which may be pivotally moved to either side of the side-dump body so that the side-dump body may be pivotally moved to a dumping position opposite to that of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Ralph R. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8177304
    Abstract: A side dump body or trailer comprising a wheeled frame having one or more side dump bodies pivotally mounted thereon which may be individually moved from a transport position to a side dumping position at either side of the truck or trailer. Once the side dump body is in its dumping position, the side dump body may be moved somewhat upwardly and inwardly away from the pile of material which has been dumped at one side of the truck or trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Ralph R. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8136886
    Abstract: A displacement actuated side dumping haul body and related methods are disclosed. The side dumping haul body may, for example, be mounted to a trailer or truck frame. The side dumping haul body includes a floor with fore and aft end walls rigidly attached to the floor, at least one actuator and first and second sidewalls. When the at least one actuator is employed to pivot the floor to dump material from the haul body, the corresponding sidewall pivots at least generally away from the floor to create a side discharge opening. Various opening parameters and dumping characteristics can be achieved by varying locations of pivot and linkage points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Black Swamp Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald L. Hehn
  • Patent number: 8104843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a trailer for the transportation by road of cargo, such as containers. The trailer comprises a trailer frame; a tipping frame and lifting means which act on, on the one hand, the trailer frame and, on the other hand, the tipping frame. The trailer frame comprises a front zone which is located on coupling above a tractor unit and which is provided with a coupling member in order to effect coupling. The trailer frame also has a rear zone comprising three sets of wheels. An intermediate zone connects the front zone to the rear zone. The tipping frame extends along the trailer frame and is fastened, in the rear zone, to the trailer frame so as to hinge about a tipping axle. The trailer frame has a longitudinal beam and the tipping frame has two lateral beams. The central beam of the trailer frame is submerged between the lateral longitudinal beams of the tipping frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Inlicence B.V.
    Inventor: Wouter Hendrik Hogervorst
  • Publication number: 20120007411
    Abstract: A cover for a side-dump trailer or truck is disclosed wherein a rigid cover comprised of metal, fiberglass or plastic is movably mounted with respect to the side-dump trailer or truck so that the cover may be moved from a closed position over the upper end of the side-dump body or which may be pivotally moved to either side of the side-dump body so that the side-dump body may be pivotally moved to a dumping position opposite to that of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Ralph R. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20120007410
    Abstract: A pivot pin and saddle assembly is provided for a side-dump trailer or truck with the pivot pin and saddle assembly including structure which limits the relative movement between the side-dump body of the trailer or truck with respect to the frame of the trailer or truck. The saddle assembly of this invention includes a bearing block comprised of Nylon® or other composite material which supports the pivot pin to prevent metal-to-metal contact between the pivot pin and the associated saddle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Ralph R. Rogers, Bobby Rogers
  • Patent number: 8087731
    Abstract: A side dump truck or trailer comprising a wheeled frame having a plurality of side dump bodies pivotally mounted thereon which may be individually moved from a transport position to a side dumping position. Once the side dump body is in its dumping position, the side dump body may be moved somewhat upwardly and inwardly away from the pile of material which has been dumped at one side of the truck or trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Ralph R. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20110272996
    Abstract: The tub is mounted to a frame for alternative movement from a position wherein the tub is centrally located with respect to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The tub may be tilted from a position centrally located to a side dump position which is offset with respect to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The apparatus for moving the tub from its centrally located position to its side dump position is a barrel pivotally mounted to the tub and an extension rod which is pivotally mounted to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: DALE J. HEIDER, LEON J. HEIDER
  • Patent number: 7992942
    Abstract: The tub is mounted to a frame for alternative movement from a position wherein the tub is centrally located with respect to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The tub may be tilted from a position centrally located to a side dump position which is offset with respect to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The apparatus for moving the tub from its centrally located position to its side dump position is a barrel pivotally mounted to the tub and an extension rod which is pivotally mounted to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventors: Dale J. Heider, Leon J. Heider
  • Patent number: 7942480
    Abstract: A mini-sized side dump trailer comprising a wheeled frame having a pair of wheels supporting the rearward end thereof and a steerable front wheel assembly of the forward end thereof with a forwardly extending tongue extending from the front wheel assembly for connection to a small vehicle such as a utility terrain vehicle, an all terrain vehicle or a small tractor. The small side dump body may be pivoted to either the first side of the trailer or to the second side of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Inventor: Bobby Rogers
  • Patent number: 7866756
    Abstract: A wall extension apparatus is movably positioned on the upper end of a side dump body to increase the carrying capacity thereof. The extension apparatus may be pivotally moved from a transport position to either a first side dumping position to a second side dumping position. When in its transport position, the extension apparatus extends upwardly from the upper ends of the side dump body. Various embodiments of the invention are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventors: Ralph R. Rogers, Bobby Rogers
  • Publication number: 20100230993
    Abstract: A tarp deploying apparatus of the type that has radial arms pivotally attached at the front and rear of a trailer. A housing for supporting a tarp roll and a motor is pivotally attached at the free end of a radial arm such that the tarp roll and housing will tuck under a side lip at an upper portion of the side of the trailer. The rear radial arm is formed with a bend between the pivotal attachment point to the rear of the trailer and the free end of the radial arm, such that the free end of the radial arm is closer to the front of the trailer. A roller with enhanced traction characteristics helps to move the apparatus out of a storage position. A spring used to bias the radial arms can be adjusted to adjust the amount of biasing force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: SIOUX CITY TARP, INC.
    Inventor: DONALD WILLIAM BREMER
  • Patent number: 7789467
    Abstract: The side dump trailer including a side dump body pivotally mounted on a wheeled frame and which is pivotally moveable between a transport position to at least one side dumping position. A body stiffening structure assembly is secured to the exterior surface of the side dump body and is comprised of two or more body stiffening structures welded to the exterior surface of the side dump body in a spaced-apart relationship. The body stiffening structures include elongated stiffening rails secured thereto and extending therebetween which are also welded to the side walls of the side dump body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventors: Bobby Rogers, Ralph Rogers
  • Publication number: 20100194173
    Abstract: A displacement actuated side dumping haul body and related methods are disclosed. The side dumping haul body may, for example, be mounted to a trailer or truck frame. The side dumping haul body includes a floor with fore and aft end walls rigidly attached to the floor, at least one actuator and first and second sidewalls. When the at least one actuator is employed to pivot the floor to dump material from the haul body, the corresponding sidewall pivots at least generally away from the floor to create a side discharge opening. Various opening parameters and dumping characteristics can be achieved by varying locations of pivot and linkage points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald L. Hehn
  • Patent number: 7722125
    Abstract: A displacement actuated side dumping haul body and related methods are disclosed. The side dumping haul body may, for example, be mounted to a trailer or truck frame. The side dumping haul body includes a floor with fore and aft end walls rigidly attached to the floor, at least one actuator and first and second sidewalls. When the at least one actuator is employed to pivot the floor to dump material from the haul body, the corresponding sidewall pivots at least generally away from the floor to create a side discharge opening. Various opening parameters and dumping characteristics can be achieved by varying locations of pivot and linkage points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Black Swamp Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald L Hehn
  • Patent number: 7722126
    Abstract: A mini-sized side dump trailer comprising a wheeled frame having a pair of wheels supporting the rearward end thereof and a steerable front wheel assembly of the forward end thereof with a forwardly extending tongue extending from the front wheel assembly for connection to a small vehicle such as a utility terrain vehicle, an all terrain vehicle or a small tractor. The small side dump body may be pivoted to either the first side of the trailer or to the second side of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventor: Bobby Rogers
  • Patent number: 7708351
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a high tonnage ultra light mining truck with a greater load efficiency for off-road applications that, in addition to the body, comprises a lightweight curved dump body and a knuckle joined lightweight power and traction system, a steering system, and a lateral suspension and tipping system for the lightweight curved dump body. The truck of the present invention has a payload capacity up to three times greater than that of similar trucks of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignees: Belemark S.A., Diesel Machinery Int'l Corp.
    Inventor: Alberto Cristián Azócar
  • Publication number: 20100102618
    Abstract: A mini-sized side dump trailer comprising a wheeled frame having a pair of wheels supporting the rearward end thereof and a steerable front wheel assembly of the forward end thereof with a forwardly extending tongue extending from the front wheel assembly for connection to a small vehicle such as a utility terrain vehicle, an all terrain vehicle or a small tractor. The small side dump body may be pivoted to either the first side of the trailer or to the second side of the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Bobby Rogers
  • Patent number: 7641285
    Abstract: A small, four wheeled, stable utility vehicle (S4WSUV) for hauling and dumping material, articles or containers and especially adapted to operate in tight areas is disclosed. The S4WSUV has two widely spaced free turning swivel wheels and two widely spaced, independently driven rear wheels, a pivoting platform connected to a lifting mechanism for pivoting the platform to dump the material, etc. to a side of the S4WSUV. An engine drives a power source that can be a hydrostatic system, an electrical system or a mechanical system for motors driving the rear wheels. Optional features include a cantilever mounted seat assembly, foot and/or hand controls for steering, container mounts on the platform or a platform frame for securing one or more containers of various types and sizes and attachments for attaching one or more pieces of equipment for functions other than hauling and dumping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventor: Jed Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20090295216
    Abstract: The tub is mounted to a frame for alternative movement from a position wherein the tub is centrally located with respect to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The tub may be tilted from a position centrally located to a side dump position which is offset with respect to the longitudinal axis of the frame. The apparatus for moving the tub from its centrally located position to its side dump position is a barrel pivotally mounted to the tub and an extension rod which is pivotally mounted to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Dale J. Heider, Leon J. Heider
  • Patent number: 7611187
    Abstract: A tarp system for a side-dump trailer or truck is disclosed with the tarp system including forward and rearward swing arms which are pivotally mounted on the pivot pins to which the rod ends of forward and rearward cylinders are connected for pivotally moving the side-dump body from side to side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: Ralph R. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20090200500
    Abstract: A mini-sized side dump trailer comprising a wheeled frame having a pair of wheels supporting the rearward end thereof and a steerable front wheel assembly of the forward end thereof with a forwardly extending tongue extending from the front wheel assembly for connection to a small vehicle such as a utility terrain vehicle, an all terrain vehicle or a small tractor. The small side dump body may be pivoted to either the first side of the trailer or to the second side of the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Bobby Rogers
  • Publication number: 20090200853
    Abstract: A mid-sized side dump trailer comprising a wheeled frame having a pair of wheels supporting the rearward end thereof and a steerable front wheel assembly of the forward end thereof with a forwardly extending tongue extending from the front wheel assembly for connection to a small vehicle such as a utility terrain vehicle, an all terrain vehicle or a small tractor. The small side dump body may be pivoted to either the first side of the trailer or to the second side of the trailer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Bobby Rogers, Ralph Rogers
  • Publication number: 20090195051
    Abstract: A wall extension apparatus is movably positioned on the upper end of a side dump body to increase the carrying capacity thereof. The extension apparatus may be pivotally moved from a transport position to either a first side dumping position to a second side dumping position. When in its transport position, the extension apparatus extends upwardly from the upper ends of the side dump body. Various embodiments of the invention are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Ralph R. Rogers, Bobby Rogers
  • Publication number: 20090195052
    Abstract: A wall extension apparatus is movably positioned on the upper end of a side dump body to increase the carrying capacity thereof. The extension apparatus may be pivotally moved from a transport position to either a first side dumping position to a second side dumping position. When in its transport position, the extension apparatus extends upwardly from the upper ends of the side dump body. Various embodiments of the invention are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Ralph R. Rogers, Kelly Rogers, Bobby Rogers
  • Publication number: 20090195050
    Abstract: A wall extension apparatus is movably positioned on the upper end of a side dump body to increase the carrying capacity thereof. The extension apparatus may be pivotally moved from a transport position to either a first side dumping position to a second side dumping position. When in its transport position, the extension apparatus extends upwardly from the upper ends of the side dump body. Various embodiments of the invention are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Ralph R. Rogers, Bobby Rogers
  • Publication number: 20090079254
    Abstract: A small, four wheeled, stable utility vehicle (S4WSUV) for hauling and dumping material, articles or containers and especially adapted to operate in tight areas is disclosed. The S4WSUV has two widely spaced free turning swivel wheels and two widely spaced, independently driven rear wheels, a pivoting platform connected to a lifting mechanism for pivoting the platform to dump the material, etc. to a side of the S4WSUV. An engine drives a power source that can be a hydrostatic system, an electrical system or a mechanical system for motors driving the rear wheels. Optional features include a cantilever mounted seat assembly, foot and/or hand controls for steering, container mounts on the platform or a platform frame for securing one or more containers of various types and sizes and attachments for attaching one or more pieces of equipment for functions other than hauling and dumping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Jed Jacobs
  • Patent number: 7478883
    Abstract: A side dump body including a plurality of side dump bodies pivotally mounted on a truck or trailer frame. Each of the side dump bodies may be individually pivotally moved from a transport position to a dumping position through the use of a single hydraulic cylinder whereby the contents of the dump body units may be dumped from the side of the truck or trailer. The design of the dump body is such that it has increased carrying capacity and is lightweight and less expensive to manufacture. Further, the end walls, side walls and bottom of each of the side dump bodies are secured together by an adhesive or glue rather than welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Inventor: Ralph R. Rogers
  • Patent number: 7360843
    Abstract: A side dump body including a plurality of side dump bodies pivotally mounted on a truck or trailer frame. Each of the side dump bodies may be individually pivotally moved from a transport position to a dumping position through the use of a single hydraulic cylinder whereby the contents of the dump body units may be dumped from the side of the truck or trailer. The design of the dump body is such that it has increased carrying capacity and is lightweight and less expensive to manufacture. Further, the end walls, side walls and bottom of each of the side dump bodies are secured together by an adhesive or glue rather than welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Ralph R. Rogers
  • Patent number: 7350872
    Abstract: A wheel supported grain wagon includes a container with sloping side walls extending to an incline bottom wall, and a gravity discharge opening is formed within one of the side walls adjacent the bottom wall. A door panel is supported by tracks for movement between an upper open position and a lower close position covering the opening. A grain discharge chute extends from the opening and has opposite side walls connected by a bottom wall. The chute is adjustably supported by a pair of horizontally aligned pivot pins projecting into corresponding slots within a pair of side support brackets secured to the container. The slots extend generally perpendicular to the side wall and have longitudinally spaced bottom notches which selectively receive the pivot pins in response to manually lifting and shifting the discharge chute for selectively positioning the outer edge of the discharge chute at different elevations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: J. & M. Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Wood
  • Patent number: 7267409
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a high tonnage ultra light mining truck with a greater load efficiency for off-road applications that, in addition to the body, comprises a lightweight curved dump body and a knuckle joined lightweight power and traction system, a steering system, and a lateral suspension and tipping system for the lightweight curved dump body. The truck of the present invention has a payload capacity up to three times greater than that of similar trucks of the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignees: Belemark S.A, Diesel Machinery Int'l Corp.
    Inventor: Alberto Cristiàn Feuereisen Azòcar
  • Patent number: 7207631
    Abstract: The side discharge bulk material trailer includes a frame with two I-beam members. A plurality of A-frame members are attached to the I-beams. A fore and aft extending tube is attached to the apex of each A-frame. Floor plates are attached the upward facing surfaces of the legs of the A-frames. A front wall and a rear wall are attached to the frame. Upper doors and lower doors are provided in the side walls. The lower doors have a lower edge pivotally connected to the frame for pivotal movement about a horizontal axis. The upper doors have a top edge pivotally attached to the end walls for pivotal movement about a horizontal axis. Hydraulic cylinders pivot the doors to open and closed positions. Locks retain the lower doors in a closed position. The lower doors hold the upper doors closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventor: Randall M. Schwinbt
  • Patent number: 7111907
    Abstract: A side-dumping trailer in which the load is dumped through one side of the trailer box by opening one side of the trailer box and subsequently tilting the entire box. The side is opened by moving the entire vertical side of the trailer box upwardly away from the load on hinged arms. A method of unloading a particulate load from a truck and side-dumping trailer by jack-knifing the trailer, opening the side of the trailer box, tilting the entire trailer box and then driving the truck forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: K-Line Trailers Ltd.
    Inventor: Edwin Lynn Boon
  • Patent number: 6905175
    Abstract: A directional side dump trailer having a wheeled frame for supporting a containment tub for receiving material to be dumped, which tub is releasably attached to the frame by locks, and at least a pair of power cylinders secured to the tub and the trailer and located generally below the containment tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: SmithCo Mfg., Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Verros
  • Patent number: 6840729
    Abstract: A trailer for transporting round bales has two bale support cradles one on each side and pivotal about an axis along the side between a first lifting position in which the cradle extends outwardly and a second transport position in which the cradle is located on the support area for transport on the frame. Each cradle has bale support rails carried on polygonal axially spaced rings defining a cylindrical chamber so that a bale can be lifted by rails on each side from the ground rotated onto the frame for transport and rotated back to its initial position with its flat spot back on the ground. A backstop member can be moved from a first position closing the rear end to allow the bales to be discharged from the rear end by forward movement of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Haukaas Manufacturing Limited
    Inventor: Duane Haukaas
  • Patent number: 6834917
    Abstract: A self-discharging freight container for bulk solids of the type which discharge by tilting to that a hinged wall and a floor become coplanar, as a container braced by a pair of triangulating braces adjacent the hinge. Rams extending from the static frame push against the braces and rotate the container by 40°. Side-by-side and end-to-end versions tip to the left and right. A crane lifted version is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: John William Hanna
  • Patent number: 6817676
    Abstract: A truck has a cab wherein a dumping bin and a storage compartment are attached to the cab. The dumping bin may be tilted to facilitate dumping of items placed within the dumping bin. The dumping bin may be operated from within the cab. The storage compartment has a ramp attached to the storage compartment. The ramp may be raised or lowered to enable a user to load or unload items from the storage compartment. A system and a method for transporting articles are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventors: Marco Anemone, Mario Anemone
  • Patent number: 6814396
    Abstract: The novel dump body enables a dump truck to carry large, packaged loads and large, loose loads. The dump body includes a containment base having a bottom and a plurality of sides. The dump body further includes a dumping mechanism formed in one of the plurality of sides for releasing loose materials when the containment base is tipped. Finally, the dump body includes at least one side door pivotably attached to the containment base and covering a first opening formed in at least a portion of one of the plurality of sides. The side door permits packaged loads to be loaded onto the dump truck, wherein the sides on the dump truck normally prohibit the carrying of this type of load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas Greer, Philip Chadwick
  • Patent number: 6761413
    Abstract: A tip trailer (10) includes a bin (11) having a floor (12), a front wall (13), side walls, a plurality of struts extending from the floor (12) to substantially an upper extremity of the side walls, one or more rear axles (16) and wheels (17), and one or more hydraulic rams (18, 28) operable to tip the bin (11), wherein overhead beams (19) are located substantially along a length of the bin (11), and the floor (12) is suspended from the overhead beams (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Inventor: Mark Mathews
  • Patent number: 6669304
    Abstract: A side dump trailer that empties to either side includes a generally rectangular chassis with front and rear axles, each having a pair of wheels, with the front axle secured to the chassis via a swivel connection to allow steering of the trailer with a tongue. The chassis has an elevated rectangular open top box trapezoidal in cross section with a closed bottom supported on the chassis and a larger open top. The box is fastened to the chassis by four pairs of cylindrical bushings, one of each pair fastened at each corner of the box and the other of each pair fastened to the chassis. The bushing pairs each receive a removable connector pin. Removing the connector pins from bushings on one side of the box allow the box to pivot and dump to the opposite side of the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: Burleigh Binning
  • Publication number: 20030197417
    Abstract: A truck has a cab wherein a dumping bin and a storage compartment are attached to the cab. The dumping bin may be tilted to facilitate dumping of items placed within the dumping bin. The dumping bin may be operated from within the cab. The storage compartment has a ramp attached to the storage compartment. The ramp may be raised or lowered to enable a user to load or unload items from the storage compartment. A system and a method for transporting articles are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Marco Anemone, Mario Anemone
  • Patent number: 6626498
    Abstract: A vehicle tipper system including a container body (30), a displaceable side wall (33) located on a discharge side of the container body (30), the side wall (33) being flexibly connected with the rest of the container body (30) at least one actuation assembly (16) for displacing the side wall (33) to an open position, and for tipping container body (30) such that product held within the container body (30) can be tipped from the discharge side thereof when the side wall (33) is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Inventor: Bernd Ostermeyer