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Calculating the Maximum Grade a Log Truck Can Climb

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Steep road grades provide managers with a new way to reduce economic and environmental costs of transportation systems. Equations for maximum grade-climbing ability (gradeability) of both loaded and unloaded log trucks are presented. They were derived by considering rolling resistance, vehicle geometry, and weight-distribution changes among axles as the truck negotiates different grades. West. Appl. For. 1:43-45 April 1986

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associated Pulp and Paper Mills, Launceston, Tasmania

Publication date: April 1, 1986

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