Accession Number : AD0756291

Title :   A Limited Study of Snap-Tracs,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s) : Rula,A. A.

Report Date : FEB 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A limited test program was conducted to compare the performances of the M135 and M211 2-1/2-ton military cargo trucks while operating with and without snap-tracs on a silty, wet soil. The vehicles gave limited performance while operating without the traction device, but greatly improved performance when they were equipped with snap-tracs. It was concluded that the use of snap-tracs did not improve the flotation characteristics of the trucks, but did significantly improve the flotation characteristics of the trucks, but did significantly improve their traction characteristics in an extremely wet, soft, slippery soil. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CARGO VEHICLES, TRACKED VEHICLES), MOBILITY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), TRAFFICABILITY, SOILS

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE