Ladder transport system

  • US 6,592,134 B2
  • Filed: 02/23/2001
  • Issued: 07/15/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/23/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a ladder assembly (84);

    said ladder assembly (84) having a plurality of legs (24, 27) and a plurality of steps (23);

    each of said legs (24, 27) including a front surface (24a, 27a);

    two side surfaces (24b, 27b); and

    a back surface (24c, 27c);

    a wheel assembly (50) for supporting an end of said ladder assembly (84);

    said wheel assembly (50) being removably affixed to said end and at an edge of one of said plurality of legs (24, 27);

    said wheel assembly (50) being adapted and free to roll on a supporting surface (28) when a face of said ladder assembly (84) is oriented orthogonally to supporting surface (28); and

    said wheel assembly (50) being aligned so as to support a substantial portion of weight of said ladder assembly (84) while being able to roll on said supporting surface (28);

    said wheel assembly (50) being located on a side surface (24b, 27b) of said plurality of legs (24, 27);

    said wheel assembly (50) being located on said ladder assembly (84) in a position which does not interfere with erection or use of said ladder assembly (84); and

    a user (26), by grasping an end of said ladder assembly (84) opposite to said extreme end to which said wheel means (50) is affixed, being then able to easily maneuver said ladder assembly (84) from one location to another.

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