TC40102N

NOVA BUS

Static Towing Test Data Form

Date: 1995-09-19
Personnel: B.L., S.C., J.P., and G.F.
Temperature: 70

 

Inspect right front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: All torques verified after the 20 degree up, down and left pulls.
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: No damage or deformation after the 20 degree up, down and left pulls.
Inspect left front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments:
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments:
Inspect right rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: All torques verified after the 20 degree up, down and left pulls.
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: No damage or deformation after the 20 degree up, down and left pulls.
Inspect left rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments:
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments:
General comments of any other structure deformation or failure:
No damage was noted during the 20 degree up, down and left pulls. Slight wrinkling of the bus skin inside the left towe eye was observed during the 20 degree up pull. (Deformation was not permanent). At approximately 32,000 lb during the 20 degree left pull, the bus skin separated beside the left tow eye, terminating after further testing.