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TECHNOLOGIES:  AEROSPACE/MANUFACTURING:  TREE-CARRIER TRAILER HITCH ADAPTOR

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The Opportunity
The Tree-Tow (see http://tree-tow.com/) is an innovative trailer hitch adaptor that makes it safe and easy to transport Christmas trees or other shrubs using any vehicle equipped with a trailer hitch.
The Tree-Tow fits any standard hitch (2"). Traditional delivery—tying a tree on top of a vehicle, stowing it into a truck bed, or loading the tree inside an SUV - are tedious and inefficient. The Tree-Tow helps protect vehicles from scratches or sap damage while minimizing set up time. And the tree is already mounted in a stand upon delivery.
Christmas trees can be mounted vertically in the same manner as normally displayed at home. The loose needles will fly away and sap won’t get a chance to drip on the roof.
 

 
   
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The Tree-Tow works equally well with garden shrubs and small trees that are delivered in a 5-gallon bucket.  The Tree-Tow tree stand can be removed leaving room for the bucket

Technology
The Tree-Tow offers the following advantages:
• Easy to use and operate
• Three steps from tree lot to tree delivery
• Tree stand acts as hitch for towing
• Secure towing mount with safety strap
• Quick unload with fold-away hitch
• Also holds a 5-gallon bucket for year-round use
• Protects your vehicle from sap and needles
• Frees up space in your vehicle for passengers and gifts
• Clean release prevents spills
 

Intellectual Property
Corban Services, LLC’s Tree-Tow design is protected by US Patent Application 11/110,400, “Tree Carrier for Vehicle Trailer Hitch.”  Corban’s patent commands broad coverage for the combination of a tree stand/bucket carrier into a trailer hitch.

Contact:
The Company is seeking qualified licensees to bring their innovative new product into commercial use. For more information, contact:

Dr. Stephen P. Weeks, President

First Principals, Inc.

1768 East 25th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216-881-8521 - Phone
216-881-8522 - Fax

email: spweeks@firstprincipals.com

Website: http://www.firstprincipals.com

 

First Principals, Inc.   1768 East 25th Street  Cleveland, Ohio 44114   216.881.8520 phone   216.881.8522 fax   Email: info@firstprincipals.com

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