What are the Types of Chassis ?

#1 Conventional chassis

It is also known as a non-load-carrying frame. This type of conventional chassis is made as a separate unit and joined with a ladder frame. This supports all the systems like braking system, transmission system, suspension system, etc. These chassis frames are normally seen in large trucks and SUVs. Here loads on the vehicle transferred to the suspension system by frame.

#2 Non-conventional chassis

It is also known as frameless chassis or unibody chassis. This type of chassis doesn’t have a ladder frame the body itself acts as a frame. It also supports all the parts and components of the vehicles. These are mostly used on most modern vehicles just as conventional chassis.

#3 Full forward chassis

Full forward chassis in which the engine is fitted outside the driver cabin or seats like in cars and old Tata trucks. In this arrangement, the driver’s seat is far enough from the front wheel.

#4 Semi forward

In this types of chassis, half portion of the engine is in the driver cabin and the other remaining half is outside of the cabin Bedford pack up. It gives better visibility of the road to the driver.

#5 Bus chassis

In this type of chassis, the whole engine is fitted in the driver cabin. As shown in the figure. It provides an increased floor space in the vehicle. The driver’s seat is above the front wheel and he can see the full front road right from the front wheels.

#6 Engine in front

In most vehicles, the engine is fitted in the front portion of the chassis. The drive is given to the front wheels. The engine may also be added at the back portion of the chassis. This arrangement does not require a long propeller shaft. Gearbox and differential arc combined in one unit.

#7 Engine at the center

The engine may also be fitted at the center of the chassis. This type of arrangement gives full space of chassis floor for use. In the Royal tiger world master bus, the engines are fitted at the center of the chassis.