Accession Number : ADP004293

Title :   Stability Indicators for Front End Loaders,

Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN N J

Personal Author(s) : Wray,G. ; Nazalewicz,J. ; Kwitowski,A. J.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This paper describes the development of a stability-indicating system for use in minimizing the occurrence of front-end loader (FEL) roll-overs in mining. The development proceeded in three phases: definition of FEL stability-instability characteristics; design of a 1st generation stability indicator; and design of a simplified, 2nd generation stability indicator. Goals met by the final design include confirmation of a simplified methodology for detecting machine instability; the ability to be installed on new loaders during manufacture or on older loaders on a retrofit basis; and reliable, easily interpretable operation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Loaders, *Slope, *Vehicle instruments, *Mines(Excavations), Stability, Methodology, Indicators, Simplification

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE