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Static Towing Test Data Form

Date: 2009-07-02
Personnel: T.S., S.C., E.D. & E.L.
Temperature: 72

 

Inspect right front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: Torques and supporting structure welds verified.
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: Torques verified.
Inspect left front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: Torques and supporting structure welds verified.
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: Torques verified.
Inspect right rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: N/A
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: N/A
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:
<p>During the 20 degree up pull the supporting tow eye structure failed.&nbsp; Deformation was upward which pulled the bumper into the bus body.&nbsp; Failure occured at approx.&nbsp; 30,000 lbs of force.&nbsp; Further testing was terminated.</p>