Predicting Axle Loads on Trucks Hauling Tree-Length Logs
A methodology for predicting legal weight of loads of tree-length stems on tractor-trailer trucks is presented, with examples. The technique uses tree profile equations to predict center of mass and weight of stems. Load distribution on axles is accomplished by simplifying a formula based on the method of moments. One finding shows that with overhang longer than 15 feet, rear axles become overloaded before the maximum gross weight is reached.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Department of Forestry, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State 39762
Publication date: 1985-08-01
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