Patent Number: 6,293,398

Title: Tie-down device for securing a durable good to a pallet

Abstract: An elongate member with a first hook at one end and a relatively sliding hook received on the elongate member are disposed in opposing relation for securing a durable good such as a riding lawn mower to a pallet. The sliding hook attaches to a sleeve in order to move relative to the first hook. A nut engages a threaded portion of an opposing end of the elongate member to bear against the sliding hook to secure it in position. The first hook engages a portion of the pallet, and the sliding hook engage a portion of the durable good received on the pallet. The nut restrains the sliding hook from moving away from the first hook, and thereby securing the durable good to the pallet. A wood-cleated corrugated paperboard body is received on the pallet to enclose the durable good. A method of securing a durable good such as a riding lawn mower to a pallet is disclosed.

Inventors: Grigsby, Jr.; John M. (Woodstock, GA)

Assignee: North American Container Corporation

International Classification: B65D 85/68 (20060101); B65D 085/68 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018