An overview of traction research at University of California, Davis
AuthorsShrini K. Upadhyaya
Authors AffiliationsShrini K. Upadhyaya is Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 43(2):15-17. DOI:10.3733/ca.v043n02p15. March 1989.
Experiments using a specially designed device were conducted to determine the performance characteristics of tractor tires under various conditions. Radial ply tires showed superior performance over bias ply tires. Soil had a greater influence on traction capabilities than did tire design. Traction prediction equations for radial ply tires were developed.
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