Brake assembly

  • US 9,249,846 B2
  • Filed: 09/13/2011
  • Issued: 02/02/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/13/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A brake having an outermost surface adapted to be mounted to an axle housing flange of an axle housing including a plurality of holes therethrough, the brake comprising a stationary plate, a plurality of threaded holes in said stationary plate, a longitudinally extending mounting sleeve positioned longitudinally adjacent the axle housing flange on a side opposite said stationary plate and immediately laterally adjacent to the axle housing, a plurality of holes through said mounting sleeve, and a plurality of bolts, said bolts extending in a longitudinal direction and having a threaded portion and a head, said bolts being received in said holes in said mounting sleeve, said holes through the axle housing flange, and said threaded holes in said stationary plate to secure the brake to the axle housing, and wherein said heads of said bolts are spaced from said axle housing, said mounting sleeve having an outer surface, at least a portion of said outer surface of said mounting sleeve being devoid of a component positioned laterally adjacent thereto, and forming at least a part of the outermost surface of the brake assembly, said outer surface of said mounting sleeve being devoid of teeth.

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