ROLLING RESISTANCE AND SKID CHARACTERISTICS. HIGH PROFILE INDUSTRIAL SOLID TIRES.
Technical engineering rept.
BUREAU OF SUPPLIES AND ACCOUNTS (NAVY) WASHINGTON DC
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Operating tests indicated that the amount of skid of high profile industrial solid tires with anti-skid tread is approximately 50 lower on steel surfaces and 10 to 50 lower on smooth concrete as compared to the skids resulting with a smooth plain tread tire. The effect of rolling resistance of the high profile tires on electrical energy requirements of electrical fork-lift trucks is somewhat compensated by the gain realized through the increased diameter of these tires in long runs with the truck. With the exception of the performance of one of the high profile tires tested, which has a rather high rolling resistance, the lower production efficiency or the increased energy requirements may be considered negligible. However, if desired, these performance characteristics of high profile tires may be improved by proper rubber compounding. That this can be done was shown by the performance of one of the high profile tires whose operating efficiency was equal to that of a plain non-high profile tire. Author
- Surface Transportation and Equipment