TRAFFICABILITY TESTS WITH THE 5-TON GOER (XM520) ON FINE-AND COARSE- GRAINED SOILS
Rept. for 18 Jan-23 Feb 1961
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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Tests were conducted in soft, fine-grained soils and clean sand to determine performance characteristics of the 5-ton GOER for two tire sizes. In fine-grained soils the GOER performed better with 18.00-26 tires than with 15. 00-34 tires. With 18.00-26 tires it performed better than standard military 6x6 wheeled vehicles of 2-12- and 5-ton capacity. In sand the GOER also performed better with 18.00-26 tires than with 15.00-34 tires. In one specific clean sand its performance with either size tire was better than any wheeled vehicle tested to date by WES. Additional testing, particularly in snow, sand, and muskeg, is needed to evaluate the vehicle fully. The computations for determining the vehicle cone index of the GOER for operation in fine-grained soils are included.
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