Patent Number: 6,308,962

Title: Axle pivot angle detecting apparatus for industrial vehicle and industrial vehicle

Abstract: An industrial vehicle has a body frame and an axle, which supports wheels and is pivotally supported by the body frame. A potentiometer is supported on the body frame and is spaced apart from the pivot axis of the axle by a predetermined distance. The potentiometer detects the pivot angle of the axle. A link mechanism amplifies motion of axle pivot and converts the axle motion into rotational or linear motion. The link mechanism then actuates the potentiometer in accordance with the converted motion.

Inventors: Ishikawa; Kazuo (Kariya, JP), Fujimori; Hiroyuki (Kariya, JP), Suzuki; Masakatsu (Kariya, JP), Komori; Kazuo (Kariya, JP), Ogawa; Takaki (Kariya, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho

International Classification: B60G 17/019 (20060101); B60G 17/015 (20060101); B60G 17/005 (20060101); B60G 9/02 (20060101); B60G 9/00 (20060101); B66F 17/00 (20060101); B60G 017/01 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018