Patent Number: 6,612,643

Title: Bi-metallic trailer rail

Abstract: A rail for a trailer comprising an insert and rail body with a plurality of sides and an elongated slot, the slot being contained in one of the sides of the rail body and comprising a first and second surface, a side connecting the first and second surfaces and a lip attached to the second surface and opposing the side. The insert includes an elongated body sized to substantially fill and be contained within the slot, the rail body being made of a first material and the insert being made of a second material, the second material having a higher yield strength and higher tensile strength than the first material.

Inventors: McWilliams; Cliff (Katy, TX)

Assignee: Vantage Dump Trailers, Inc.

International Classification: B62D 33/02 (20060101); B62D 29/00 (20060101); B60P 1/04 (20060101); B60P 1/28 (20060101); B62D 33/023 (20060101); B60P 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 09/02/2020