Patent Number: 6,293,022

Title: Mounting structure for wheel angle detector and rotation amount detectorfor vehicle wheel

Abstract: A device for detecting the wheel angle of forklift rear wheels isdisclosed. A cylinder steers the rear wheels by means of steeringmechanisms based on manipulation of a steering wheel. The steeringmechanisms include kingpins that support the rear wheels to be rotatablein relation to a rear axle. Each kingpin rotates integrally with thecorresponding rear wheel. A wheel angle sensor, which includes apotentiometer, is fixed to the rear axle by a bracket. The position of thesensor corresponds to the position of one of the kingpins. The sensordetects the rotational angle of the kingpin as the wheel angle of the rearwheels.

Inventors: Chino; Kenji (Kariya, JP), Hyodo; Masaya (Kariya, JP), Iwanaga; Yoshihisa (Kariya, JP)


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Expiration Date: 09/25/2013