Title

Truck Tie Down Anchor

Presenter Information

Jonathan Israeli

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Truck, Anchor, Safe

Abstract

Question: How does one tie down items that are put into the bed of a pickup truck without causing damage to the body of the truck and have the ring disappear as well as be flush with the body? Rationale: With the increase of pickup trucks on the road, there is a need to tie items down securely in the bed to keep the public safe while the vehicle is in motion, as well as when parked. In most pickup trucks there are post/pole holes built into the bed that allows the users to put in either tie down anchors or pole/post made from wood. The problem with the tie down anchors is that they either fold/slide to attach items to the truck, but they all sit on top of the body. This doesn’t allow the driver to place items on top of the trucks bed, give the driver the option to put the ring away, and have weight restrictions; thus requiring a device for these tasks. Over the past year a device has been proposed, designed, and built to do these tasks, as well as offer features that other tie down anchors do not have. The results have shown that this device is able to do the task it is required to do; thus allowing this device to compete with the current benchmarks out in the market.

Poster Number

6

Faculty Mentor(s)

Pringle, Charles

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

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Truck Tie Down Anchor

SURC Ballroom C/D

Question: How does one tie down items that are put into the bed of a pickup truck without causing damage to the body of the truck and have the ring disappear as well as be flush with the body? Rationale: With the increase of pickup trucks on the road, there is a need to tie items down securely in the bed to keep the public safe while the vehicle is in motion, as well as when parked. In most pickup trucks there are post/pole holes built into the bed that allows the users to put in either tie down anchors or pole/post made from wood. The problem with the tie down anchors is that they either fold/slide to attach items to the truck, but they all sit on top of the body. This doesn’t allow the driver to place items on top of the trucks bed, give the driver the option to put the ring away, and have weight restrictions; thus requiring a device for these tasks. Over the past year a device has been proposed, designed, and built to do these tasks, as well as offer features that other tie down anchors do not have. The results have shown that this device is able to do the task it is required to do; thus allowing this device to compete with the current benchmarks out in the market.