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VEHICLES ADAPTED FOR LOAD TRANSPORTATION OR TO TRANSPORT, TO CARRY OR TO COMPRISE SPECIAL LOADS OR OBJECTS (vehicles with special provisions for invalids A61G 3/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • Transport vehicles mainly for the use on roads
  • Vehicles having special loading/unloading means like a band conveyor or an auger fixed to the vehicle
  • Loading or unloading with a ramp, a lift platform or a crane fixed to the vehicle.
  • Loading or unloading means for ISO containers
  • Vehicles having a special purpose like tank vehicles of dump trucks
  • Transport vehicles specially adapted for long roads
  • Transport vehicles specially adapted for the transport of special goods, e.g. for transport of animals, meat, bottles, glass plate packages, reel units, vehicles or boats.
  • Camper vehicles, Recreation vehicles
  • Securing of load to a vehicle by different means, e.g. with straps, ratchet binders or twist-locks
References relevant to classification in this subclass/group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Examples of places where the subject matter of this subclass/group is covered when specially adapted, used for a particular purpose, or incorporated in a larger system:

Vehicles with special provisions for transporting patients or disabled persons, or their personal conveyances

Vehicles predominantly for transporting loads and modified to facilitate loading, consolidating the load, or unloading (vehicles for carrying harvested crops with means for self-loading or self-unloading A01D 90/00; peculiar to refuse collecting-vehicles B65F; loading or unloading vehicles by means not incorporated therein B65G)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:
  • vehicles with the loading/ unloading means permanently attached to the vehicle using conveyors, using vibratory effects or fluids
  • the groups B60P 1/04 to B60P 1/34 are dealing with dump trucks.
  • loading or unloading means permanently attached to the vehicle which keeps the load supported parallel to the ground, the load will not be tipped
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Walking floor conveyors

Loading/ unloading with external means

Chassis aspects

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Unloading with pusher plates

Carrying harvested crop with means for loading/unloading

Loading buckets

Large containers

Trailers

Loading gates

Loading ramps per se

Special rules of classification within this group

B60P 1/649 is not complete, see also B60P 1/6427 to B60P1/65C6.

The IPC class B60P1/46 is covered in ECLA by the group B60P 1/44.

Vehicles adapted to transport, to carry or to comprise special loads or objects (ambulance aspects, vehicles with special provisions for invalids A61G 3/00; hearses A61G 21/00; fire-fighting land vehicles A62C 27/00; refuse-collecting vehicles B65F 3/00, B65F 7/00; snow-removing vehicles E01H; armoured or armed vehicles F41H 7/00; self-propelled mine-clearing vehicles F41H 11/16)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Vehicles that are adapted for dedicated task, e.g. vehicle transport, transporting glass panes, campers, transporting boats, tank vehicles, vehicles carrying long loads.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

Documents related to the transport of damaged vehicles are often also classified in group B60P 3/12.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Storing, retrieving, placing of road signs

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Concrete transport vehicle

Animal transport

Vehicle transport, supporting only part of the vehicle

Vehicle retainers

Wind turbines

Special rules of classification within this group

The IPC groups B60P 3/32 - B60P3/335 are covered in ECLA by the following subgroups: B60P 3/32.

The IPC groups B60P 3/34 - B60P3/355 are covered in ECLA by the following subgroups: B60P 3/34.

The IPC groups B60P 3/36 - B60P3/377 are covered in ECLA by the following subgroups: B60P 3/36.

Securing or covering of load on vehicles ({immobilising the load during lifting a loading platform B60P 1/4457}; for railway vehicles B61D 45/00)
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Securing of load to the vehicle.

Covering of load for fixing and securing the load on the vehicle.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Immobilising the load during lifting of a loading platform

Protective coverings specially adapted for vehicles or part of vehicles

B60J11/00

Securing of load for railway vehicles

Fork-lift trucks adapted to be carried by the vehicle

Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:

Nets or elastic pockets tensioned against wall or backrest inside a vehicle

Storing of securing straps by reels

Special rules of classification within this group

The classes B60P 7/02 and B60P 7/04 are not used; those documents go to B60J when the cover is not in contact with the load. If the cover is in contact with the load, see B60P 7/0876

{twist-locks for containers or frames}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Twistlocks mounted to the vehicle platform and having a mechanism to lock with a standard ISO corner fitting.

References relevant to classification in this subclass/group
This subclass/group does not cover:

Fixation by twistlocks arranged between two containers

Other vehicles predominantly for carrying loads, {e.g. load carrying vehicles convertible for an intended purpose}
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

This is a residual group for vehicles carrying loads which can not be classified in other main groups of this subclass.

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Last Modified: 10/11/2013