Drop Panel Truck Bed
The Drop Panel Truck Bed is a truck bed with side walls and a tailgate that may be raised and lowered to transform the truck between a pickup truck and a flatbed truck. The side panels and the tailgate move downward for easy loading and unloading cargo and supplies. This creates extra space for larger items, provides easy access for pallet loading, and can be operated with the touch of a button. This technology makes any pickup truck a versatile and multi-purpose vehicle for business and personal use.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Pickup truck bed converts to flatbed
- Side panels and tailgate lower by pushing a button
- Drop panels activated from inside the cab
- Loading and unloading made easier
- Capable of transporting supplies, equipment and more
- Drop panels enable diverse hauling options
- Can be used for delivery and construction
- Great for dispensing supplies for disaster relief
- Increases versatility of military trucks
- Reduces amount of equipment needed for hauling multi-sized items
- Versatile personal vehicle option for outdoor enthusiasts
The Drop Panel Truck Bed is a pickup truck bed with side walls and a tailgate that may be raised and lowered to transform the truck between a pickup truck and a flatbed truck. The drop-down side panels and tailgate each contain one or more height adjusters. The panels do not need to be removed to create the flat bed.
Each height adjuster consists of a track gear, coupled to the panel to be moved, a motor coupled to the chassis of the truck, and a drive gear coupled to the shaft of the motor. The teeth of the track gear mesh with the teeth of the drive gear such that rotation of the motor in a first diction lowers the panel to a down position and rotation of the motor in a second direction lifts the panel to an up position.
The technology of the Drop Panel Truck Bed makes any pickup truck a versatile vehicle with a multitude of uses. Loading and unloading is made easier, access to the cargo can be attained by hand or forklift, and oversized items are transported with ease. Construction companies, disaster relief agencies, delivery companies, the military and others would benefit from having a vehicle that converts to a flatbed quickly and easily.
Materials needed to produce the Drop Panel Truck Bed:
The Drop Panel Truck Bed is covered by United States Utility Patent: 10,661,843
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