US 9,809,242 B2
Synthetic turf storage and handling system
Mark H. Nicholls, Welland (CA)
Filed by Mark H. Nicholls, Welland (CA)
Filed on Aug. 30, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/251,650.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/212,323, filed on Aug. 31, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0057532 A1, Mar. 2, 2017
Int. Cl. B62B 3/10 (2006.01); B62B 3/00 (2006.01)
CPC B62B 3/104 (2013.01) [B62B 3/008 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A cart for use with one or more rolls of synthetic turf in connection with a synthetic turf storage and handling system, the cart comprising:
a support member having at least one curved surface to form a cradle for receiving the one or more rolls of synthetic turf
a first longitudinal member having a first end and a second end opposite the first end;
a second longitudinal member having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the second longitudinal member disposed in spaced apart relation to the first longitudinal member;
a first lateral member extending between the first end of the first longitudinal member and the first end of the second longitudinal member, the first lateral member disposed below the first and second longitudinal members and connected to the first and second longitudinal members by first and second vertical members, the first lateral member having at least one hitch ball disposed thereon;
a second lateral member extending between the second end of the first longitudinal member and the second end of the second longitudinal member, the second lateral member disposed below the first and second longitudinal members and connected to the first and second longitudinal members by first and second vertical members, the second lateral member having at least one hitch ball disposed thereon;
a plurality of lateral members disposed between the first longitudinal member and second longitudinal member and connected thereto by a plurality of vertical members, one or more of the plurality of lateral members having an opening defined therein sized to receive a fork on a forklift, the plurality of lateral members disposed in spaced apart relation from the first and second lateral members, at least one of the plurality of lateral members having a hitch ball disposed thereon;
a first swivel caster having at least one wheel, the first swivel caster disposed near the first end of the first longitudinal member between the first lateral member and the plurality of lateral members;
a second swivel caster disposed near the first end of the second longitudinal member between the first lateral member and the plurality of lateral members;
a third swivel caster disposed near the second end of the first longitudinal member between the second lateral member and the plurality of lateral members;
a fourth swivel caster disposed near the second end of the second longitudinal member between the second lateral member and the plurality of lateral members; and
the first, second, third, and fourth swivel casters disposed inside a perimeter defined by the first longitudinal member, the second longitudinal member, the first lateral member and the second lateral member.