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Title:
A SAFETY DEVICE FOR A FORKLIFT TRUCK
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/113963
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A safety device (1) for a forklift (2) comprising an air cushion (3) housed within an air cushion storage device (4) in a storage position. The air cushion (3) has an outer inflatable support layer (7) and a separate inner inflatable cushion layer (8). The outer inflatable support layer (7) has a higher working pressure than the inner inflatable cushion layer (8) in a deployed position. The outer inflatable support layer (7) is engaged with a portion of a cab of the forklift (2) for supporting the air cushion (3) in the deployed position. The inner inflatable cushion layer (8) is formed for cushioning the fall of the driver in the deployed position. The safety device (1) also has an arrangement (10) for deploying and inflating the air cushion (3) during a capsize event.

Inventors:
SAVAGE ENDA (GB)
Application Number:
EP2011/054274
Publication Date:
December 29, 2011
Filing Date:
March 21, 2011
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Assignee:
SAVAGE ENDA (GB)
International Classes:
B66F9/075; B66F17/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2004045908A22004-06-03
Foreign References:
US20080079247A12008-04-03
EP1686015A22006-08-02
JPH11209086A1999-08-03
US20050234140A12005-10-20
US20060232051A12006-10-19
JP2000302392A2000-10-31
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
HANNA, John Philip (4th FloorBelfast, Antrim BT1 6PJ, GB)
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