Accession Number:

ADD009032

Title:

Interchangeable Fixed or Damped Towing System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Aplication,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-11-16

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This invention relates to a Towing system for a trailer, particularly a towing system that can be economically changed to utilize either a fixed non-damped towing mechanism or a damped towing mechanism. The term fixed non-damped denotes a rigid, nonextensible connection between the trailer and towing vehicle. the term damped denotes a hydraulic shock-absorber type connection between the trailer and towing vehicle. The present invention contemplates modifications to a convention two wheel a-frame trailer front end to enable the a-frame to receive either a fixed non-damped towing system or a damped towing system. towing system interchangeability is especially useful in military vehicles where a given vehicle may be required to handle different types of cargo from one day to the next.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE