AN 440

NEOPLAN USA CORPORATION

Static Towing Test Data Form

Date: 1995-01-04
Personnel: B.L., S.C., & B.R.
Temperature: 15

 

Inspect right front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: Welds OK.
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: No damage or deformation.
Inspect left front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: N/A
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: N/A
Inspect right rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: Welds OK.
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: 20 degree up & down - no damage or deformation. Tow eye deformed inward during 20 degree left pull terminating further testing. (Approx. 10,500 lbs.)
Inspect left rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: N/A
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: N/A
General comments of any other structure deformation or failure:
The 20 degree up & down pulls were performed to the full static load of 34,740 lbs. with no deformation or damage observed. At a load of approximately 10,500 lbs. during the left pull, the right tow eye started to deform inward terminating further testing.