Patent Number: 8,573,611

Title: Emergency safety system for vehicles with supplemental axles

Abstract: An emergency axle lift control for a vehicle having at least one supplemental load axle configured to provide supplemental support to the vehicle by moving from a stored position in which wheels of the supplemental load axle do not contact the ground surface to a deployed position in which the wheels of the supplemental load axle contact the ground surface. The emergency axle lift control may comprise a control bypass switch operable by an operator of the vehicle while driving the vehicle, with the control bypass switch being configured to cause all of the supplemental load axles of the vehicle to move from the deployed position toward the stored position when the operator actuates the control bypass switch.

Inventors: Jensen; Kenneth D. (Mobridge, SD)


International Classification: B62D 61/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017