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Tractive performance of a small rubber tracked vehicle

Culshaw, D.

Divisional Note, AFRC Institute of Engineering Research, UK (DN 1389): 18

1987


Accession: 001721100

The tractive performances of a small tracked dumper truck and a conventional wheeled tractor were assessed on 5 different field surfaces. The tracked vehicle could efficiently pull twice the load of a wheeled tractor of the same effective weight. The range over which it could pull efficiently was also much wider. The max. tractive efficiency of the 2 vehicles was very similar despite the high rolling resistance of the crawler.

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