1978-02-01

A Practical Approach to Cab Suspension 780407

As a result of the introduction of the modern tilt cab, suspension designs are required to be more sophistocated in order to provide the ride quality expected from a modern truck.
The purpose of the study undertaken was to determine practical methods and the respective considerations and decisions required to mount a cab to various chassis constructions. The basis of this exercise was a European type truck of cab over configuration.
Various stages in the concept are highlighted in addition to relative decisions and required considerations. Because measurable standards exist on ride quality, this aspect was studied briefly due to the fact that generally required comfort standards vary a great deal between countries.
The final objective was to determine the cab structural damage incurred through the cab suspension, and to determine projected vehicle mileages on various highways before structural damage is caused.

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