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Static Towing Test Data Form

Date: 1995-05-10
Personnel: B.L. & S.C.
Temperature: 70

 

Inspect right front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments:
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: 20 degree up & 20 degree down resulted in no damage or deformation. After the 20 degree left pull, a 1/4" crack was noted at the tow eye weld terminating further testing.
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:
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: 20 degree up & 20 degree down resulted in no damage or deformation. After the 20 degree left pull, a 1/4" crack was noted at the tow eye weld terminating further testing.
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 or deformation was noted during the 20 degree up & 20 degree down tests. After the 20 degree left pull, 0.25 inch cracks were found at both tow eye welds, this terminated further testing. A rear test was not performed due to the lack of rear tow eyes or tow hooks.