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Title: Chassis stabilization system

Abstract

A stabilizing suspension system is provided for vehicles carrying telescopic booms or aerial work platforms having a fixed axle and a oscillating axle. Hydraulic cylinders are connected to each end of the oscillating axle, each cylinder being capable of extending and retracting. An off level sensor senses the angle of tilt of the chassis in both left and right directions and, when a predetermined threshold of tilt has been detected, the hydraulic cylinder on the downhill side of the chassis is locked against retracting, but is free to move in the downhill direction to allow the downhill wheel to remain in contact with the ground.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Fresno, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
872723
Patent Number(s):
5997013
Assignee:
UpRight, Inc. (Selma, CA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
chassis; stabilization; stabilizing; suspension; provided; vehicles; carrying; telescopic; booms; aerial; platforms; fixed; axle; oscillating; hydraulic; cylinders; connected; cylinder; capable; extending; retracting; level; sensor; senses; angle; tilt; left; directions; predetermined; threshold; detected; downhill; locked; free; move; direction; allow; wheel; remain; contact; ground; level sensor; predetermined threshold; hydraulic cylinders; oscillating axle; hydraulic cylinder; /280/

Citation Formats

Claxton, Gerald L. Chassis stabilization system. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Claxton, Gerald L. Chassis stabilization system. United States.
Claxton, Gerald L. Fri . "Chassis stabilization system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872723.
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abstractNote = {A stabilizing suspension system is provided for vehicles carrying telescopic booms or aerial work platforms having a fixed axle and a oscillating axle. Hydraulic cylinders are connected to each end of the oscillating axle, each cylinder being capable of extending and retracting. An off level sensor senses the angle of tilt of the chassis in both left and right directions and, when a predetermined threshold of tilt has been detected, the hydraulic cylinder on the downhill side of the chassis is locked against retracting, but is free to move in the downhill direction to allow the downhill wheel to remain in contact with the ground.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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