Accession Number : ADD000848

Title :   Articulating Heavy Equipment Transporter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Coordes,John E

Report Date : 29 Jun 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This invention relates generally to semitrailers and more particularly to unsprung articulated trailers. The invention provides a vertical articulated trailing unit bed having two chassis parts joined by a hinged coupling for the pivotal movement of one chassis part with respect to the other about a horizontally disposed axis to insure constant ground clearance. The trailer main frame members are used as the loading platform for the vehicle to be transported. The axles are located inboard of the frame members and the entire unit is unsprung with the exception of that provided by the low pressure tires. However, the invention fully uses the suspension arrangement of the vehicle being transported.

Descriptors :   *Cargo vehicles, *Patents, Semitrailers, Vehicle chassis components, Suspension devices, Vehicle wheels

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE