Granular-floor supported cargo hauling trailer apparatus construction
Aluminum panel container or trailer body
AbstractA frameless container is disclosed for carrying cargo and having opposing sidewalls that are comprised of a plurality of panels. The plurality of panels have a coplanar relationship relative to each other and comprise a majority portion having an edge region that has apertures therein and an inner face portion which defines a vertical plane. The panels further comprise integral connecting and bracing means comprising a first inclined portion, first and second ledge portions each having an aperture therein, a plateau portion, and a plurality of fasteners extending through and clamped within respective apertures of the first and second ledges, as well as the apertures of the majority portion. The plurality of panels are arranged in a side-by-side manner with the bracing and connecting means of the forward first panel overlapping a section of the majority portion of the next panel. The first inclined portion of the bracing and connecting means is selected to have a dimension so as to allow the inner faces of the majority portions of the panels to be tucked under the connecting and bracing means and to lie in the same plane.