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The Caterpillar 100 Ton Electric Drive Truck
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1966 by SAE International in United States
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Design features of the 100 ton electric drive truck developed by Caterpillar are discussed. Salient features of this vehicle are its power-weight ratio which is equal to or better than many small vehicles, and its maneuverability which enables it to turn within a 52 ft SAE circle. Two additional items mentioned are the use of electric power for smooth shifting of the vehicle and oil-cooled friction brakes for control of the truck under any stopping or retarding requirement.
Present testing indicates this vehicle will make a worthwhile contribution to the better handling of construction material.