Global Patent Index - EP 1028881 A1

EP 1028881 A1 2000-08-23 - FIFTH WHEEL ARRANGEMENT FOR RAIL FREIGHT VEHICLE

Title (en)

FIFTH WHEEL ARRANGEMENT FOR RAIL FREIGHT VEHICLE

Title (de)

SATTELKUPPLUNGSANORDNUNG FÜR EIN AUF GLEISEN VERFAHRBARES FAHRZEUG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE SELLETTE D'ATTELAGE VEHICULE FERROVIAIRE DE FRET

Publication

EP 1028881 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98952893 A

Priority

  • GB 9803359 W
  • GB 9723562 A
  • GB 9819028 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9924303A1] A rail wagon having a fifth wheel coupling arrangement (56, 72) which has a carriage (56) supporting a coupling element (72); the carriage is arranged to be movable freely in a longitudinal direction of the wagon on a track (17) mounted to the wagon. Preferably, the coupling arrangement is arranged to be moved for stowing from the track to a stowed position on the wagon (Figure 8). The arrangement enables the wheels of a trailer or semi-trailer to be secured for longitudinal movement on the wagon which reduces the stress on the trailer during transport on the wagon.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B61D 45/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B61D 3/18 (2006.01); B61D 45/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B61D 45/005 (2013.01); B61D 3/184 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9924303A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9924303 A1 19990520; AT 211694 T 20020115; AU 1043999 A 19990531; DE 69803487 D1 20020228; DE 69803487 T2 20020829; EP 1028881 A1 20000823; EP 1028881 B1 20020109

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