Accession Number : ADA172368


Title :   45 MPH 6,000-Pound and 10,000-Pound Rough Terrain Fork Lift Truck Feasibility Study.


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Sep 85-Jun 86,


Corporate Author : CATERPILLAR INC PEORIA IL DEFENSE PRODUCTS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Anders, G A ; Brown, B D ; Harrell, K R ; Wear, J A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a172368.pdf


Report Date : 24 Jun 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 169


Abstract : This study was initiated to determine feasibility of developing 6K and 10K Rough Terrain Fork Lift Trucks with a 45 miles per hour road capability. This would allow the RTFLT's to be self deployable, thus eliminating the trailering and towing requirement. Computer simulation was used to analyze the 6K and 10K RTFLT's performance, ride, and handling and to determine the major component requirements. Component suppliers were then contacted to determine component commercial availability and compatibility. Both the 6K and 10K RTFLT's are capable of being developed to go 45 mph without new component technology. The major vehicle components for both the 6K and 10K RTFLT's are available in commercial production today by at least one manufacturer. Minor component design changes requiring a year or less would be required by other manufacturers. (Author)


Descriptors :   *TRUCKS , *FORKLIFT VEHICLES , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , REQUIREMENTS , DEPLOYMENT , COMMERCE , PRODUCTION , TERRAIN , AVAILABILITY , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT , PARTS , ROADS , VEHICLE EQUIPMENT , TOWING


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE