NEW CONCEPT FIFTH WHEEL

The article describes a fifth-wheel coupling designed by Smallfry Ltd., which is claimed to overcome some of the problems associated with articulated vehicles such as jack-knifing, cab-nodding, kangaroo starts and overstressing of the transmission. The design is said to differ from conventional units in that it has a pivot point at ground level below the coupling rather than at the coupling itself. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Design Engineering Publications Limited

    89 Blackfriars Road
    London SE1,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Accession Number: 00097864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM