Design Consideration for Mounting a Beverage Body on a Truck Chassis 720294

Because the truck chassis manufacturer and the beverage body manufacturer do not work cooperatively, many problems are encountered by the latter when he mounts the body he has built on the truck chassis. Some of the problems are caused by chassis design and some are the result of the chassis not being constructed according to recognized standards.
This paper gives the truck chassis manufacturer a better appreciation of the chassis requirements for a beverage body by reviewing some of these problems and offering suggestions on how to solve them. The areas explored include: CA dimensions; the cab; the truck frame; rear axle alignment; spring length and deflection; the transmission, driveline, and differential; brake assembly, brake boosters, and air tanks; air brake lines; air or oil filters; fuel tank; battery; and electrical system. The author again takes each of these areas and makes recommendations for an ideal truck chassis.


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