Special hydraulic cylinder described develops five million pounds force to latch ocean-going tug-barge combination. It is shown how a hydraulic cylinder-within-a-cylinder provides the solution for a latching mechanism for a new and unusual ocean-going tug-barge. Except that it pushes the barge, the tug acts like the tractor of a tractor-trailer-rig; it can be latched to a barge, unlatched at a port, and then latched to another barge and continue its voyage.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Industrial Publishing Corporation

    614 Superior Avenue West
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44113
  • Authors:
    • Reiner, T
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 51-53
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM