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) : Hemmings,Davis L

Report Date : 16 Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

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.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Towing, Military vehicles, Trailers, Frames, Rails, Shock(Mechanics), Damping

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE