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Swing Down Lift System For Pickup Truck

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005529D
Publication Date: 2001-Oct-11
Document File: 1 page(s) / 1K

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Abstract

A structural carrier is hinge mounted (single pivot (illustrations B) or four bar link (illustrations C)) to the chassis frame and latched to the rear bumper assembly or other structure. The carrier retains the lift assembly in this position while the vehicle is being operated. Tracks are mounted to the carrier to allow the lift table to be extended rear of the tailgate when in the down position. The lift table can be used as cart to bring the load to the truck and then be used as a lift system. The lift table will rest on the ground when used as a lift. The lift table can utilize a conventional screw type four bar link jack system, which can be driven either manually, with an electrical motor or by hydraulics. The spare tire can be mounted to the swing down assembly to facilitate easy access to the tire.

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Abstract

A structural carrier is hinge mounted (single pivot (illustrations B) or four bar link (illustrations C)) to the chassis frame and latched to the rear bumper assembly or other structure.  The carrier retains the lift assembly in this position while the vehicle is being operated.  Tracks are mounted to the carrier to allow the lift table to be extended rear of the tailgate when in the down position.  The lift table can be used as cart to bring the load to the truck and then be used as a lift system.  The lift table will rest on the ground when used as a lift.  The lift table can utilize a conventional screw type four bar link jack system, which can be driven either manually, with an electrical motor or by hydraulics.  The spare tire can be mounted to the swing down assembly to facilitate easy access to the tire.

System Highlights:

·         Separate lift table attached to chassis mounted brackets

·         Brackets can also be used to mount and lower the spare tire to facilitate access to the tire.

·         The lift table can be used as cart to bring the load to the truck

Single Pivot Swing Down Lift Table

 Stored Position

Lowered Position

  Slide Out Lift Table

Four Bar Link Swing Down Lift Table

 Stored Position

 Lowered Position

 Slide Out Lift Table

Raised Position

Example of lift table available today that can raise up to a 2,000 pounds