Accession Number : ADD015386

Title :   Portable In-Field Engine Tester.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 30 Apr 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Parks, Jeff S ; Brown, Joseph D

Report Date : 30 Apr 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The invention is a free standing engine tester that can be fabricated of steel stock and vehicle parts available in forward military areas where it is used. The tester has a vehicle transmission and 'final drive' power take off units mounted to a frame, and the final drive units contain braking mechanisms by which a load can be applied to the engine. The engine and transmission are mounted on a frame whose configuration and low center of gravity prevent engine torque from tipping the tester. A winch mounted to the frame has a hand operated crank by which a person using the tester can sufficiently tension a brake actuation cable engaged to the braking mechanisms so that a stall load can be applied to the engine.

Descriptors :   *ARMORED VEHICLES, *MAINTENANCE, ACTUATION, BRAKES, BRAKING, CABLES, CENTER OF GRAVITY, DRIVES, ENGINES, FINAL DRIVES, FRAMES, GRAVITY, HANDS, INVENTIONS, POWER, TENSION, TORQUE, VEHICLES, WINCHES, TRUCKS, PATENT APPLICATIONS, TEST AND EVALUATION

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE