Patent Number: 6,168,371

Title: Method of loading a container

Abstract: A container, such as a transfer trailer, a roll-off container, or other container that can be transported, has expandable side walls. The walls are hydraulically, or otherwise, forced outward to increase the inside width dimension of the container. A loading device, such as a garbage route collection truck or other similar vehicle can then be backed into the container whereby the solid material waste or other commodities can be directly loaded into the container. Once the container has been loaded, the side walls can be retracted to their original positions, such that the container maintains its standard regulated width dimension.

Inventors: Lesmeister; Jerome R. (Morris, MN), Evink; David K. (Hancock, MN), Krenz; Larry A. (Wheaton, MN), Lesmeister; James E. (Morris, MN), Kellen; Shawn L. (Morris, MN)

Assignee: Raymond Keith Foster

International Classification: B65F 9/00 (20060101); B65F 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018