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THE DRAWBAR PULL-WEIGHT RATIO AS A MEASURE OF VEHICLE PERFORMANCE.
ARMY TANK-AUTOMOTIVE CENTER WARREN MI LAND LOCOMOTION LAB
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Data from a limited number of vehicle tests conducted in snow indicate that the drawbar-pull to weight ratio is a relatively insensitive measure of off-the-road vehicle performance. It was determined that the man-machine system is a far more important element in establishing performance of a vehicle than had been previously recognized. Assuming that other vehicle characteristics are the same, the following list indicates those man-machine factors controlling vehicle performance 1 ease of operation of transmission 2 ease of steering 3 visibility offered to driver 4 ride 5 comfort provided by driver compartment and 6 driver ability. Author
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