FUEL-SAVING COE TRACTORS FOR THE 1980'S

Two types of fuel-conserving truck tractors for long-haul operation are forecast by University of Maryland engineers for the 1980's: A tractor looking much like present units but incorporating a higher-torque, lower-rpm engine, a tag axle, radial tires, a declutching fan, and aerodynamic bolt-ons. A lighter-weight, aerodynamically efficient tractor, probably much like the new Ryder tractor shown incorporating the more economical engine, tires and fan.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Buckley Jr, F T
    • Holmes, H R
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 49-50
  • Serial:
    • ENGINEER
    • Volume: 84
    • Publisher: Morgan-Grampian Limited
    • ISSN: 0013-7758

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760103
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM