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SAE Off-Highway Engineering 2001-02-01
- Magazine Issue
Published February 01, 2001 by SAE International in United States
- Hydrostatic transmissions in conventional
Kubota designed a hydrostatic transmission for a compact tractor to improve operator control and increase efficiency and productivity.
- Design of a hydraulic free-piston engine
Dutch companies Noax and Innas have developed an engine in which nearly all combustion energy is directly converted into hydraulic energy.
- Optimizing tractive performance
Canadian researchers correlate analytical predictions and experimental data to determine that the proper matching of front- and rear-tire sizes, aswell as careful control of inflation pressure and normal load of the tires, is necessary to achieve optimum tractive performance of four-wheel-drive tractors.
- Actively suspending off-road vehicles
The University of Texas Center for Electromechanics evaluated a retrofit electromechanical active suspension that s hows promise of improved cross-country mobility for military vehicles.