Mercure Patent on Hitch Mountable Ladder Support

March 12, 2013 Ė FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PERKINS is pleased to announce the recent issuance of a patent on a hitch mountable ladder support to client Conrad Mercure

United States Patent

8,393,586

Mercure

March 12, 2013

 

Hitch mountable ladder support

Abstract

A ladder support device for securing a ladder to a vehicle is described having a hitch tube suitable for being received by a receiver hitch of a vehicle. A pair of side plates are attached to the hitch tube wherein each side plate of the side plates comprises a pivot void and an upper void wherein each pivot void is arranged to align with a first hollow ladder rung of a ladder and each upper void is arranged to align with a second hollow ladder rung of the ladder. A first rod is provided which is adapted for inserting in each pivot void and the first hollow ladder rung with the first hollow ladder rung between the side plates. A second rod is provided adapted for inserting in each upper void and the second hollow ladder rung.