Accession Number : AD0714828

Title :   Operation of Construction Machinery Under Winter Conditions,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Smolin,A. P.

Report Date : 21 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 183

Abstract : This book sets forth special features of operation of construction machinery (chiefly excavators, bulldozers and tractors) under winter conditions. It examines difficulties arising during the operation and caused by the effect of freezing temperatures on the lubricants, fuels, brake and operating fluids of the hydraulic-control systems and also on the steels and other materials. It analyzes in detail the causes which make the starting of the carburetor-type and diesel engines difficult at low temperatures. It also examines the methods of making the starting easier. In addition to this, the book gives information on the preparation of construction machinery and on the organization of work under winter conditions, the data on the economic effect obtained with proper organization of the maintenance and use of the means for making the operation of construction machinery easier. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EARTH HANDLING EQUIPMENT, WINTERIZATION KITS), DIESEL ENGINES, BULLDOZERS, TRACTORS, TRACTOR ENGINES, LOW TEMPERATURE LUBRICANTS, STARTING, MAINTENANCE, USSR

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE