Patent Number: 8,820,760

Title: Wheel axle suspension

Abstract: A wheel axle suspension comprises an axle body, a flexible trailing arm extending crosswise to the axle body, an axle pad arranged between the axle body and the trailing arm, and a clamping assembly for tightening the axle body, the axle pad and the trailing arm together. The axle body is provided with an elongated indent in the region where it is clamped, which indent extends in a longitudinal direction of the axle body. The axle pad has an elongate protrusion that fits in the indent in the axle body. The axle pad furthermore has a rigid rear portion, which comprises a rear engagement zone engaging on the rear half of the axle body, and a front portion which comprises a front engagement zone engaging on the front half of the axle body. The axle pad comprises a flexible intermediate portion interconnecting the front and the rear portion.

Inventors: Aalderink; Derk Geert (Laren, NL), Tijhuis; Rutger William (Deventer, NL), Kruijer; Paulus (Zwolle, NL)

Assignee: VDL Weweler B.V.

International Classification: B60G 9/02 (20060101); B60G 11/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018