Accession Number : ADD009598

Title :   Spare Wheel-Tire Carrier.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Grinwald,Israel M

Report Date : 17 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A spare tire carrier attachable to the underside of a trailer or other vehicle not equipped with an interior spare tire storage space. The carrier includes three or more transversely extending roller support units located to underlie a surface of the tire when it is in its stored position. During manual movement of the spare tire to or from its stored position the rollers turn on their rotational axes to facilitate tire motion. The carrier can be constructed in different sizes for use with different vehicles and spare tire sizes. The carrier is preferably formed from standard commercially-available structural components, such as rods, bars and tubes, thereby facilitating use on military vehicles where the low volume usage does not warrant an expensive tooling investment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Wheels, *Storage racks, Military vehicles, Tires, Spare parts, Supports, Rollers

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE