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A New “Torsilastic” Rubber Tandem Suspension
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1966 by SAE International in United States
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A concept of an entirely new single point tandem axle suspension designed only for highway operation, featuring a torsion rubber spring, independent wheel action, high spring deflection, controlled axle movement, and maximum arm articulation is presented. A superior ride, easier steering, reduced tire wear, weight reduction, ease of maintenance, elimination of friction, no lubrication required, and a balanced driveline under all load conditions are featured. NOTE: This is not a walking beam design of a suspension.
This paper attempts to give as broad a picture as possible of the design, development, testing and operational features of the suspension.
CitationLuli, W. and Young, W., "A New “Torsilastic” Rubber Tandem Suspension," SAE Technical Paper 660142, 1966, https://doi.org/10.4271/660142.
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