US 9,809,434 B2
Cart/pallet system
Daniel C. Magoto, Russia, OH (US); Daniel W. Kahlig, Fort Recovery, OH (US); Steven R. Pulskamp, New Bremen, OH (US); Benjamin J. Purrenhage, Kalamazoo, MI (US); and Mark J. Sherman, Hudsonville, MI (US)
Assigned to Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, OH (US)
Filed by Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, OH (US)
Filed on Aug. 13, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/458,485.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/865,805, filed on Aug. 14, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0048288 A1, Feb. 19, 2015
Int. Cl. B66F 9/08 (2006.01); B66F 9/12 (2006.01); B62B 3/06 (2006.01); B65D 19/00 (2006.01); B66F 9/06 (2006.01)
CPC B66F 9/087 (2013.01) [B62B 3/0618 (2013.01); B65D 19/0018 (2013.01); B66F 9/12 (2013.01); B62B 2203/20 (2013.01); B65D 2519/00034 (2013.01); B65D 2519/00069 (2013.01); B65D 2519/0096 (2013.01); B65D 2519/00288 (2013.01); B65D 2519/00338 (2013.01); B66F 9/06 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A pallet truck comprising:
a frame supported upon a plurality of wheels and having a front and a rear, the frame comprising a chassis weldment;
a control housing extending upwardly from the rear of the frame;
a mast assembly comprising a lower portion that is mounted within a forward portion of the control housing and an upper portion extending above the control housing;
a deck shaped to receive a corresponding pallet, the deck being cantilever and moveably supported from the mast assembly and extending over the frame from the mast assembly to the front of the frame;
a pair of generally L-shaped control handles extending generally vertically upward from a rear of the control housing and then generally horizontally toward the mast assembly, one control handle located on either side of the pallet truck, wherein a lower end of each of the control handles is connected to the control housing and an upper end of each of the control handles is connected to the chassis weldment of the frame; and
a control bar extending between the control handles, wherein the control bar is mounted at the upper end of the control handles.