Accession Number : ADD005144

Title :   Tire Mount-Dismount Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Walters,David F

Report Date : 29 Nov 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent describes a pneumatic power assist mechanism for supporting heavy truck tires during installation on or removal from a truck or similar vehicle. The mechanism comprises an inflatable pillow that can be pressurized to slightly elevate a tire cradle means to a position in which the tire weight is transferred from the vehicle axle to the cradle means. The cradle means is slidably guided for transporting the cradled tire laterally toward or away from the vehicle. In a preferred embodiment the cradle means consists of two rollers that are oriented to permit rotation of the heavy tire about its axis, as for example when it is necessary to align holes in the wheel with studs projecting from the axle. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Tires, *Installation, Trucks

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE