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1. (WO2014201145) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESTRAINING A VEHICLE WITH INTEGRAL TIGHTENING DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/201145    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/041955
Publication Date: Fri Dec 19 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Thu Jun 12 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: B60P 3/075
B60P 3/077
Applicants: TRINITY INDUSTRIES, INC.
Inventors: CENCER, Robert James
VANDE SANDE, Jerry W.
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RESTRAINING A VEHICLE WITH INTEGRAL TIGHTENING DEVICE
Abstract:
A system includes a strap assembly positioned on a portion of a tire of a vehicle and configured to be coupled to a deck of a transport, and a mandrel assembly operable to be coupled to the strap assembly. The system also includes a winch assembly configured to be coupled to the deck of the transport including a winch assembly axel configured to be coupled to the mandrel assembly. The winch assembly is configured to engage the winch assembly axel to prevent rotation of the mandrel assembly in a first rotational direction to produce a tension force to secure the strap assembly around the portion of the tire. The system further includes a tightening assembly configured to rotate the mandrel assembly in a second rotational direction to produce a tightening force to tighten the strap assembly around the portion of the tire. The system additionally includes a release mechanism.