COOLING THE WOODS TRACTOR
An investigation was made into the cooling requirements of land clearing tractors. The major problems are defined as a radiator cleaning interval that is too short, radiators that are very difficult to clean, and radiator fins that bend flat and block air flow. Test techniques in the investigation, analysis methods, instrumentation, and results are described. A cooling package was developed to minimize radiator plugging and to achieve the best compromise between cooling capacity, fin spacing, and core configuration for a woods tractor. Use of screens to prevent debris from entering the cooling system is considered essential.
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- Presented at SAE Earthmoving Industry Conference, Central Illinois Section, Peoria, Illinois, 10-12 April 1978.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Glassey, S F
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Cooling systems; Radiators; Truck tractors
- Subject Areas: Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00395884
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780454, HS-025 498U
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM