A New “Torsilastic” Rubber Tandem Suspension 660142
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.