Modular truck body
Web seam for sheet-metal parts and method for producing the same
Stiffening for complex tubular joints
Stiffening for tubular joints
Joint and method for single side welding and self-fixturing of closed steel sections
Method for welding rectangular tubes
AbstractThe present invention provides a dump body having an improved skeletal structure reinforcing the body. The skeletal structure includes a plurality of longitudinal and vertical ribs. The ribs include at least one side leg and an exterior leg adjacent to the side leg. A cutout portion is defined in the exterior leg of the longitudinal legs. The cutout portion is adapted to receive a tab portion of a corresponding vertical rib. The exterior legs of the longitudinal ribs and vertical ribs are defined on a single plane. At the intersection of each cutout portion and tab portion a groove is defined. The groove is adapted to receive a weld of substantially similar mechanical properties of the rib material.