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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)
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

-the groups B60P 1/04 to B60P 1/34 are dealing with dump trucks.

-B60P 1/02 loading/unloading movement keeps the load support parallel to the ground, the load will not be tipped.

-using endless chains or belts.

-using screw conveyors

-using vibratory effect.

-using fluids.

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.

Arrangement of weighing machines on vehicles (adapting weighing machines to use on transport vehicles)
Special rules of classification within this group

This subclass is not used, all documents involving weighing means are classified in G01G 19/08

Securing or covering of load on vehicles ([N: 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.

B60P 7/132, is related to twistlocks mounted to the vehicle platform and having a mechanism to lock in a standard ISO corner fitting. Twistlocks fixing between two containers are classified in B65D 90/0013.

References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
Fork-lift trucks adapted to be carried by the vehicle
Covering of load
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Covering of load, when the cover is not in contact with the load
Storing of securing straps
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 the cover is in contact with the load, see B60P 7/0876

B60P 7/132, includes mostly twistlocks mounted to the vehicle platform and having a mechanism to lock in a standard ISO corner fitting. Twistlocks fixing between two containers are in B65D 90/0013

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

Not that much, most is possible to classify elsewhere. The explanation is partly wrong since "load carrying vehicles convertible for an intended purpose" are to be found in B60P 3/42.

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