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Homemade Pickup Bed Cargo Shuttle
Blue pen-drawing of back of pickup truck with a platform on rollers at the cab-end & a toolbox sitting on the platform with a t-handle attached to the platform extending to the tailgate

With his Homemade Pickup Bed Cargo Shuttle, Valley Station (KY) farmer Mickey Arnold is able to place/retrieve items from the front of the truck bed without climbing up into the bed. The device consists of a platform resting on 2-inch rollers that fit between the bed-floor ribs and a T-handle that folds down when the platform is at the tailgate. Because the platform plus handle (when extended) are as long as the bed, neither the device nor the cargo will move once the tailgate is closed.

Estimated Cost Cost range: See below

Limitations Limitations Addressed by Product: Lower extremity, Upper extremity, Strength/endurance, Back

SourceAdapted from Progressive Farmer Magazine (Oct. 2020) 'Handy Devices' section
Mickey Arnold
Valley Station, KY, 40272
Est. CostNominal
Last updated: May 07, 2021

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