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1. (WO2017040847) VEHICLE WITH CHASSIS HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT HAVING FLOATING STRUT RODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040847    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049987
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 02 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B60G 3/01
B60G 17/0165
B60G 17/005
A01M 7/00
Applicants: AGCO CORPORATION
Inventors: SLAWSON, James
CHIRPICH, Kyle
Title: VEHICLE WITH CHASSIS HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT HAVING FLOATING STRUT RODS
Abstract:
A suspension module for supporting a vehicle chassis includes a module frame pivotably connected to an axle on the chassis and a wheelbox mounted to the wheel and slidingly coupled with the module frame by strut rods. The wheelbox and module frame pivot in unison with respect to the chassis, and the module frame is configured to move between a standard position and a high clearance position relative the wheelbox. The suspension module includes an adjustment actuator coupled with the module frame to shift the frame between the operating positions. The strut rods move from a first position in which bottom ends of the first and second strut rods are below the wheelbox when the module frame is in the standard position to a second position in which the bottom ends are in a higher position relative the first position when the module frame is in the high clearance position.