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Load and inflation pressure effects on soil compaction of forwarder tiresAuthor(s): Tim McDonald; Tom Way; Bjorn Lofgren; Fernando Seixas; Mats Landstrom
Source: Canadian Pulp and Paper Association: 67-70.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionA standard forwarder tire (600/55-26.5) was tested to determine its range of soil compaction with various inflation pressures and dynamic loads. Past research has shown that compaction of heavier equipment can be somewhat mitigated by operating with lower inflation pressures. Results indicated a significant effect of both load and inflation pressure on bulk density, rut size, and soil cone index.
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CitationMcDonald, Tim; Way, Tom; Lofgren, Bjorn; Seixas, Fernando; Landstrom, Mats. 1996. Load and inflation pressure effects on soil compaction of forwarder tires. Canadian Pulp and Paper Association: 67-70.
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