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1. US4090723 - Tandem roadwheel leveling system for construction vehicles

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The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows:
1. A construction vehicle comprising
a frame,
a pair of tandem roadwheel assemblies mounted on each lateral side of said frame,
pivot means pivotally mounting each of said roadwheel assemblies on said frame, and
actuating means comprising a single double-acting cylinder interconnected directly between said pair of roadwheel assemblies for pivoting said roadwheel assemblies simultaneously and in unison relative to each other and relative to said frame to selectively vary the vertical height of said frame relative to ground level.
2. The construction vehicle of claim 1 wherein said construction vehicle constitutes a motor grader having blade means mounted forwardly thereon.
3. The construction vehicle of claim 1 wherein each of said roadwheel assemblies comprises a lever arm pivotally mounted on said frame by said pivot means and wherein said cylinder is pivotally connected to said lever arm.
4. The construction vehicle of claim 3 wherein said pivot means comprises a spindle secured to said frame and annular bearing means pivotally mounting said lever arm on said spindle.
5. The construction vehicle of claim 3 wherein a separate said pivot means pivotally mounts each of said lever arms on said frame with the respective pivot means being spaced longitudinally relative to each other.
6. The construction vehicle of claim 3 wherein said pivot means is common to the lever arms of said pair of tandem roadwheel assemblies.
7. The construction vehicle of claim 1 wherein said actuating means further comprises a pressurized fluid source and directional control valve means for selectively communicating pressurized fluid to said cylinder from said pressurized fluid source.
8. The construction vehicle of claim 7 further comprising accumulator means communicating with said cylinder for communicating fluid thereto.
9. The construction vehicle of claim 8 further comprising lock-out valve means interconnected between said directional control valve means and said accumulator means for selectively preventing communication of fluid from said accumulator means to said cylinder.
10. The construction vehicle of claim 1 further comprising drive means connected to each of said roadwheel assemblies for selectively driving the roadwheels thereof.