Patent Number: 6,241,270

Title: Mechanical coupling connecting a truck and a trailer with means for controlling the trajectory of the trailer

Abstract: According to the invention, the connection between the truck (1) and the trailer (2) consists of a pivoting linkage (13, 19, 37) pivoting about an axle (43) or (26) generally perpendicular to it, forming part of a pivot center (18) attached in overlapping arrangement to the front part of the tailer chassis, and of at least one oblique connecting rod (20, 39, 40) of constant length, extending obliquely in relation to the straight line direction between the truck (1) and the trailer (2). The invention is of interest to vehicle manufacturers, especially trailer manufacturers.

Inventors: Andre; Jean-Luc (Obernai, FR)

Assignee: Lohr Industrie

International Classification: B60D 1/173 (20060101); B60D 1/00 (20060101); B60D 1/155 (20060101); B62D 053/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/05/2018