Feasibility of Rough Terrain Forklift Trucks with a Road Speed Capability of 45 mph.
Final rept. Sep 85-May 86,
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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The objectives of this study have been threefold The identification of each technical obstacle to the operation of current Army RTFLTs at 45 mph over improved surfaces the definition of system and component modifications that would be required to achieve this performance and the determination of commercial availability for modified components. The general method of approach consisted of three phases aimed at the above three objectives. In Phase I, Problem Identification, a literature review was conducted and the current vehicle manufacturers were consulted to determine the state of the art and any available background information. The critical areas were identified and an analytical approach selected, where needed, to quantify the limitation in performance and modifications in performance required to increase the speed. In Phase II, Component Performance, those systems requiring modification and capable of being analyzed within the scope of the study to set required component performance levels were subjected to more detailed analysis. In some cases, detailed analysis to set required level of performance was not necessary and commercial availability could be readily assessed from the basic speed requirements. Finally, in Phase III, Component Availability, the critical components which can be specified without vehicle testing at high speeds are assessed for commercial availability.
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