Patent Number: 6,250,860

Title: Apparatus for securing objects

Abstract: A device for securing objects to a surface, particularly heavy objects--such as steel coil, flat steel, or pipe--being transported by various modes of transportation, such as a flat bed trailer. The device includes a rigid member that is secured to the front to rear frame rails which run lengthwise on the underside of a flat bed trailer. The device further includes chains or other restraining elements that are secured at the opposite extremities of the rigid member, pass over or through the side rails of the flat bed trailer and over or through the payload. The device also has ratchet binders or other tightening to achieve tightening of the restraining elements. Use of the device achieves increased restraint of payloads during transportation.

Inventors: Hornady; B. C. (Monroeville, AL)


International Classification: B60P 7/08 (20060101); B60P 7/06 (20060101); B60P 007/08 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018