Accession Number:

AD0752567

Title:

Development and Evaluation of a New Earth Excavator.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

FOSTER-MILLER ASSOCIATES INC WALTHAM MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

The report summarizes an effort to demonstrate the technical feasibility of a new earth excavator. The concept was born of a deliberate and systematic effort to reduce or eliminate the large forces required in the application of conventional excavation equipment. In this particular case it was desired to reduce the large net excavation force that is required by conventional scrapers, a force provided by massive tractive devices -- the scrapers own tractor and, usually, additional pusher units. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE