Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a U-shaped bracket forms pivot pins by means of the bent-out end areas of the bracket arms, which pivot pins are insertable (and held by the resilience of the bracket) in recesses of the car container sidewalls. The U-shaped bracket has its respective arms engaging in lateral slots of the container insert. The removable container insert may be lowered into engagement with the U-shaped bracket after assembly of the bracket with the car container, with the dimensioning such that the container insert prevents disengagement of the retaining pins. Outwardly inclined parts of the bracket arms may engage in close fitting elongated slots of the container insert so that the container insert pivots as a unit with the supporting bracket.
Abstract: A roller supported scoop shovel is pivotally mounted on a forward portion of a wheeled mobile frame having generally upright handle means. Control of the shovel for material scooping, lifting, transporting, pushing and dumping modes is effected by means adapted to be manipulated adjacent to the top of the handle means. The frame is adapted to be rocked to facilitate operation of the shovel. All operations of the shovel including material scooping, lifting, pushing and dumping are adapted to be effected by a person remaining substantially erect. The device is readily collapsible for storage.
Abstract: A manually operated dump truck is provided with front wheels which are located and mounted on the bottom of the truck, as for example, on swivels, so that they are selectively movable from a forward position substantially in advance of the center of gravity of the truck, which is the position selected when the truck is being loaded or used as a conveyance, to a position more closely adjacent the center of gravity when the truck is to be dumped thus reducing the amount of energy required to tip the truck forwardly in a dumping action. Manually controlled latching means is provided to maintain the wheels in the forward position.
Abstract: A barrow comprising a wheeled frame, a hopper pivotally mounted on the frame, a handle member pivotally connected to the frame, latch means provided between the hopper and the frame to enable the hopper to be selectively pivotted about a substantially horizontal transverse axis of the frame, and/or a second latch means provided between the handle member and the frame to enable the handle to be selectively pivotted about a substantially horizontal axis of the frame.