1968-02-01

Emergency Parking Brakes for Utility Vehicles 680164

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to present data on a safety device which will, upon loss of air pressure, automatically, or when manually operated, apply the brakes of a vehicle.

It is now possible to provide an emergency braking system capable of stopping a vehicle in the event of a failure in the air brake system. The spring brake unit provides a failsafe feature. It also provides a positive parking brake.

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