Loading and unloading ramp for pickup trucks trailers and vans

  • US 5,938,397 A
  • Filed: 01/29/1999
  • Issued: 08/17/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/29/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A mating pair of loading and unloading ramps for use with pickup trucks, trailers and vans, each comprising:

  • a pair of elongated side beams, each of said side beams having a first end capable of removably engaging said ramp to a loading end of said pickup truck, trailer or van during loading or unloading and a second end capable of removably engaging said ramp to a ground surface during loading or unloading;

    each of said elongated side beams having a first section and a second section, said first section having a top wall, a bottom wall, an outer side wall and an inner side wall and said second section having a generally L-shaped cross section formed by an outer side wall and a connecting top wall perpendicularly positioned with respect to said outer side wall of said second section, said outer side wall of said second section being an extension of said outer side wall of said first section;

    said outer side and top walls of said second section and said top wall of said first section forming a longitudinal groove extending the length of each of said elongated side beams;

    a traction member having a plurality of elongated cross beams extending transversely between said pair of elongated side beams, each of said elongated cross beams having a proximal end and a distal end, said proximal end of each of said elongated cross beams being fixedly recessed within said groove of one of said elongated side beams and said distal end of each of said elongated cross beams being fixedly recessed within said groove of said other elongated side beam.

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