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Title:
STEER AXLE SUSPENSION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2004030954
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A suspension for coupling a steer axle assembly (14) to a vehicle frame (10) is provided that provides lateral stability to the steer axle assembly without the use of a track rod or stabilizer bar. The suspension (16) includes a body (74,76) that is coupled to the axle beam (52) of the steer axle assembly (14). An arm (78,80) extends from the body (74,76) in the longitudinal direction of the vehicle and is coupled to the frame (10) at one end. The arm (78,80) is pivotable about an axis extending generally transversely to the frame rails (18,20) of the vehicle frame (10). A male guide member (112) is connected to the body (74,76) and is received within a female guide member (86) that is in turn disposed in an aperture (50) defined by a bracket (34) of the frame (10). The guide members (86,112) are free to move within the bracket (34) vertically or in the fore-aft direction, but are restricted from lateral movement.

Inventors:
RICHARDSON GREGORY (US)
Application Number:
US0331087W
Publication Date:
May 27, 2004
Filing Date:
October 02, 2003
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Assignee:
DANA CORPORATION
RICHARDSON, GREGORY
International Classes:
B60G9/00; B60G11/46; (IPC1-7): B60G3/01; B60G3/12; F16F1/26
Foreign References:
US3897844A1975-08-05
US6607206B22003-08-19
US5401049A1995-03-28
US6394474B12002-05-28
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