TITLE

CAB PROTECTION

AUTHOR(S)
Cavette, Chris
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on cab protection or auxiliary occupant protection systems. The most commonly used standard of crashworthy cab construction is the European ECE R-29 series of load and impact tests. There are several tests, so one needs to ask which ones were used on each model. Some manufacturers also offer auxiliary cab occupant restraint and side air hag options. The American LaFrance Eagle and Metropolitan custom cabs were one of the first to pass the ECE R-29 crashworthiness requirements in all three areas of testing. This construction is standard on those models.
ACCESSION #
16313660

 

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