Development of a Multi-Product Aluminum Trailer Hitch Assembly 2004-01-0181
A multi-product aluminum weight balancing trailer hitch assembly consisting of only two parts was designed and tested. The weight of the aluminum hitch was only 15 lb, which is approximately 50% of a comparable steel hitch system.
Philip E. Smith, Dinesh C. Seksaria, Jeffrey M. Shoup
Alcoa Engineering Products, Inc.
SAE 2004 World Congress & Exhibition
Developments in Lightweight Aluminum Alloys for Automotive Applications: 2001-2005-PT-130, Advances in Lightweight Automotive Castings and Wrought Aluminum Alloys-SP-1838, Achieving Lightweight Vehicles-SP-1846