Patent Number: 6,309,165

Title: Leg restraint for a parked swap body container

Abstract: A repositionable brace helps support the legs of a swap body freight container parked at a truck loading dock. The brace can move from a retracted position to an engaged position. In the engaged position, one end of the brace is at least partially fixed relative to the dock with an opposite end engaging at least one of the container's four legs. In the retracted position, the brace is positioned to where it is more out of the way when not in use, or positioned to align the brace to legs at other various locations. In some cases, the brace pivots between the locked and retracted positions manually, hydraulically, electro-mechanically or pneumatically. Also, a firm landing pad can be associated with the brace to provide a more consistent, level height at which the swap body is parked.

Inventors: Hahn; Norbert (Franklin, WI), Harter; Robert J. (LaCrosse, WI), Sander; Reinhard E. (Milwaukee, WI), Van de Wiel; J. A. M. (Drunen, NL)

Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation

International Classification: B65D 90/14 (20060101); B65D 90/12 (20060101); B65G 69/00 (20060101); B65G 067/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018