Multi-Directional Straddle-Lift Carrier.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This patent is for a straddle-lift carrier for transporting long heavy loads, having adjustable width for accommodating various size loads and for compacting the carrier for storage. The adjustable width allows the carrier to negotiate relatively narrow passages. A high degree of maneuverability is achieved by utilization of independently driven and steered traction wheels. Raising and lowering of loads is accomplished by hydraulically operated forklift mechanisms disposed on either side of the carrier. Operation of the carrier is controlled by a handheld remote control unit.
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