Portable In-Field Engine Tester.
Patent Application, Filed 30 Apr 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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The invention is a free standing engine tester that can be fabricated of steel stock and vehicle parts available in forward military areas where it is used. The tester has a vehicle transmission and final drive power take off units mounted to a frame, and the final drive units contain braking mechanisms by which a load can be applied to the engine. The engine and transmission are mounted on a frame whose configuration and low center of gravity prevent engine torque from tipping the tester. A winch mounted to the frame has a hand operated crank by which a person using the tester can sufficiently tension a brake actuation cable engaged to the braking mechanisms so that a stall load can be applied to the engine.
- Combat Vehicles