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Achieving better power management by optimizing thermal management

  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP06_09
Published June 01, 2019 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Four primary power transmission subsystems work together in a wheel loader: the transmission system, the work functions system, the steering system, and the thermal management system. Optimizing any one of these without considering how it impacts the rest of the machine design can result in poor vehicle performance. On the flip side, looking at the machine as one cohesive system can result in true, overall optimization.

In particular, optimizing the thermal management system on a wheel loader-or any piece of construction equipment-can positively impact power management.