THE VOITH RETARDER. HYDRAULIC THIRD BRAKE FOR HEAVY VEHICLES

This article describes a device developed to meet traffic regulations for buses in certain countries. Operating on a hydrodynamic principle and with pneumatic valve control, oil retards the vehicle drive and propeller shafts. Heat generated is dissipated into the engine cooling water. Operation is by hand or service brake pedal. Results of road tests with and without the retarder are included. Advantages claimed for using the device are listed, including reduction in tyre wear due to the prevention of wheel locking. (TRRL)

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    Jour of the Inst of Automotive Eng Assessors, Inc

    1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00309692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM