Clever Transport Solutions – Swing Axle

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At the beginning of the thirties, the so-called swing axle was first used. It consisted of two short axles mounted next to each other in transverse direction. It enabled the axle load to be increased to 9,600 kilograms. Exchanging one of the inner wheels was made very easy when the two short axles had been made turnable around their central point in the longitudinal direction. This enabled the inner wheels of a twin-wheel system to be turned to the outside when a tyre had to be exchanged.

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