Tilt bed trailer

  • US 6,589,005 B1
  • Filed: 09/01/2000
  • Issued: 07/08/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/01/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A tilt bed trailer for carrying motorcycles, automotive vehicles and other heavy, wheeled objects, comprising:

  • a) a robust frame platform of spaced side rails, front and rear ends with front and rear end rails, cross rails and a platform mounted thereon to support an object being transported;

    b) at least one pair of transport wheels mounted under the frame platform;

    c) a V-shaped draw tongue with a forward apex connected to a hitch and with rearwardly diverging draw arms terminating at left and right hinge connections extending angularly away from terminations of the draw arms, the draw arm terminations being spaced substantially apart the width of said frame platform;

    d) said left and right hinge connections being aligned and swingably mounting the draw arms to said frame platform so that said frame platform tilts relative thereto for loading, each hinge connection comprising a sturdy sleeve member and a rod member fitted within said sleeve member, the hinge connections being offset from the draw arm terminations and providing robust, swingable connection between the frame platform and the draw arms;

    e) an extensible member having ends swingably mounted between said platform front end rail and adjacent the forward apex of the draw tongue so that upon extension of said extensible member, said frame platform tilts upwardly about said transport wheels as said draw tongue remains stationary to lower the rear end rail toward the ground for ease of loading; and

    f) said sleeve member being attached to the draw arm termination and said rod member being mounted from a frame cross rail.

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