Accession Number : ADP004400

Title :   Rubber Tracks for Machinery and Vehicles in Forestry and Agriculture,

Corporate Author : SKEGA AB ERSMARK (SWEDEN)

Personal Author(s) : Mickelson,P. I.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In agriculture and forestry it is important to increase mobility and lower the ground pressure to avoid soil compaction and damages to the ground. Rubber tracks have flexible sides which give a much more lenient behaviour to the ground than steel tracks. A special track system, the twin-bogie with rubber tracks, evens out obstacles and increases the mobility on all types of surfaces. This system together with a variation of vertically adjustable bogies has a big potential in the military sector. A light and thin rubber track reduces soil compaction in agriculture and is very useful in all ecologically sensitive areas.

Descriptors :   *GROUND VEHICLES, *TRACKED VEHICLES, MOBILITY, FORESTRY, AGRICULTURE, TRAFFICABILITY, TRACTION, WHEELS, SWEDEN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE