Tandem axle vehicle spring suspension
Self-contained frictionally damped resilient suspension system
Multiple axle suspension with load equalizer beam
Vehicle suspensions Patent #: 4357032
ApplicationNo. 010766 filed on 12/07/2001
US Classes:280/677, With walking beam280/124.178, Shear force280/681With rubber-type suspension
ExaminersPrimary: Dickson, Paul N.
Assistant: Ilan, Ruth
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassB60G 005/02
AbstractA vehicle suspension for connecting a vehicle frame rail to a first vehicle axle and for connecting the vehicle frame rail to a second vehicle axle includes a fabricated equalizing beam connected to the first and second vehicle axles, a split bolster spring assembly connected to the equalizing beam, a fabricated saddle connected to the split bolster spring assembly, and a modular shear plate connected to the saddle and to the vehicle frame rail. The modular shear plate permits use of a universal saddle for mounting to a variety of vehicle frame configurations.