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Bracket with caster for conversion of a pallet to a dolly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000148195D
Original Publication Date: 2007-Mar-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2007-Mar-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an idea which allows a palletized load to be moved on its own without the need of a pallet jack or fork truck. This device attaches to the four corners of a standard stringer pallet. With casters that can be turned down, it lifts the pallet and allows the casters to move the pallet in the same fashion as a dolly.

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Bracket with caster for conversion of a pallet to a dolly

The caster assembly (See Figure 1) is a "U" channel (1) that is held in place with two hex bolts (2) which lock into the end of the pallet's stringer boards (see Figure 2). Attached to the channel is a brace (4) with a threaded hole (5). Within the hole is a threaded rod (6). On one end the rod is a caster (7) and on the other a hex nut (8) that can be turned (raising the pallet) using a ratchet or power driver. Once turned down the pallet becomes a dolly and can manually be moved to another location. Once in place the process is reversed to keep the pallet from moving (to unload or work from).

Figure 1 Caster Assembly

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Figure 2 Caster Assembly Attached to Pallet Stringer

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