Earth Moving Equipment - Lesson Summary
Internal combustion engines operate by combining oxygen and fuel and then burning the mixture.
The gravimetric capacity refers to the safe operating weight which the axle and structural frame are designed to handle.
The coefficient of traction decides the maximum possible tractive force between the powered running gear of the machine and the hauling force.
The performance chart enables the estimator to know the machine’s performance for the given project conditions.
The key factors that control the productivity of a bulldozer is the type of blade, material type, and the cycle time.
Scrapers are capable of excavating, hauling, and dumping material over medium to long haul distances.
When using push tractors, the number of pushers must be matched with the number of scrappers available at a given time.
A well-maintained road allows a scraper to travel faster and it reduces the cost of maintenance and repair.
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