SNOW-REMOVING PERFORMANCE OF THE SNOWPLOW TRUCK

FIELD STUDIES OF THE PERFORMANCE OF A 4-WHEEL-DRIVE TRUCK WITH SNOWPLOW PRODUCED THE FOLLOWING RESULTS: (1) WORKING RESISTANCE OF THE TRUCK CONSISTS OF THE TRUCK'S ROLLING RESISTANCE THAT VARIES WITH ITS SPEED, SLIDING RESISTANCE OF THE SNOWPLOW, AND SNOW ACCELERATING RESISTANCE EXPRESSED AS A SQUARE OF THE TRUCK SPEED; (2) AT A TRUCK SPEED OF LESS THAN 7.5 MPH, SNOW-REMOVING PERFORMANCE OF THE ONE-WAY PLOW IS NOT EFFECTIVE BECAUSE THE PLOW PUSHES SNOW WITHOUT THROWING; (3) SNOW-REMOVING EFFICIENCY OF THE PLOW FALLS AS THE SQUARE OF THE TRUCK SPEED; (4) THE DISTANCE SNOW IS THROWN INCREASES WITH THE SQUARE OF THE PLOW SPEED; (5) THE PLOW WITH A CONICAL SURFACE PERFORMED BETTER THAN ONE WITH A CYLINDRICAL SURFACE. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 241-250
  • Monograph Title: Snow removal and ice control research
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219411
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 8 1971 12:00AM