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1. (WO2013158133) FABRICATED VEHICLE AXLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/158133    International Application No.:    PCT/US2012/044573
Publication Date: Fri Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 29 01:59:59 CEST 2012
IPC: B60B 35/08
B60B 35/06
B60B 35/00
Applicants: HENDRICKSON USA, L.L.C.
GOTTSCHALK, Michael, J.
Inventors: GOTTSCHALK, Michael, J.
Title: FABRICATED VEHICLE AXLE
Abstract:
A vehicle axle body is provided for incorporation into a vehicle axle. The vehicle axle body may be comprised of first and second axle body pieces. The first axle body piece may define at least a portion of a lower surface of the vehicle axle body and at least a portion of one of a front surface and a rear surface of the vehicle axle body. The second axle body piece is secured to the first axle body piece and may define at least a portion of an upper surface of the vehicle axle body and at least a portion of the other one of the front surface and the rear surface of the vehicle axle body. The thickness of the first and second axle body pieces may be different. Suspension component supports may be integrally formed with the upper and/or bottom surfaces of the axle body.