Research has been carried out to determine the feasibility of using inflatable units as vehicle jacks and for the recovery of overturned vehicles or vehicles which have become immobilized in soft ground. Working pressures of up to about 25 kN/sq. m have been found satisfactory for most applications and an adequate volume of inflation gas at this pressure may be readily obtained from a Land Rover exhaust. Inflatable jacks have been found to provide a simple versatile method of lifting and recovering vehicles, particularly on soft ground. /IRF/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Military Venicles and Engineering Establishment

    Barrack Road, Christchurch
    Hampshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Tutt, FJH
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. RES48.2/7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM