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Title: Low-ground-pressure construction equipment for use in dredged material containment area operation and maintenance-equipment inventory
Authors: Environmental Effects Laboratory (U.S.)
United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers.
Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)
Green, Charles E.
Rula, Adam A.
Keywords: Construction equipment
Dredged material disposal
Soft soils
Soil strength
Publisher: Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical report
Abstract: Sixty vehicles were evaluated to determine their capabilities for operating in and around confined dredged material disposal areas. The results represent the state of the art of vehicles that are commercially available or have undergone recent military testing and that can operate in soft soils. The vehicles were divided into six payload classes that indirectly reflect the size of the job that the vehicle or equipment may be expected to perform. Vehicle performance was expressed in terms of go-no go and traction capability on five selected soil strengths that cover the range of soil strengths measured in several dredged material disposal containment areas that are believed representative of many operational environments.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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