Accession Number : ADD008579

Title :   Reversible Kingpin for Trailers.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : F'Geppert,Erwin

Report Date : 06 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A novel adjustable skid plate assembly which permits any trailer so equipped to be towed by any sufficiently-powered draft vehicle having a different lower fifth wheel height than the trailer. By rotation of the entire skid plate assembly different skid plates are presented for use with the draft vehicle. A latch means or counter weight means is provided to eliminate unwanted rotation of the assembly. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Couplings, Semitrailers, Towing, Pins, Reversible, Rotation, Compatibility, Towing vehicles

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE