Tractive Power

Tractive Power

 

the power developed by a vehicle on a towbar; the product of tractive force and the average speed of the vehicle. Tractive power depends on the power of the engine, the efficiency of the transmission, and the type of propulsion device. The maximum tractive power, which is one of the main performance indexes, is usually limited by the adhesion weight of the vehicle.

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The advantages are mainly in the areas of tractive power, economical and ecological operation and tailor-made service variants.
69, increasing tractive power under the most extreme conditions by almost 70%.
A West Midland firm which is already reaping the benefits of doing business in Brazil is Staffordshire company Tractive Power, which specialises in battery-powered electric vehicles designed to push, pull and manoeuvre loads of up to 50 tonnes.
The Mercedes 9G-TR0NIC transmission--a nine-speed that features a torque converter with an efficiency of converting engine power to tractive power of 92%, which is an improvement over the circa 2003's 7G-TRONIC's of 85%--required the development of some sophisticated metalcutting in order to be built.
Shortly after its independence, Zimbabwe received more than $41 million (in two tranches in 1981 and 1982) so that its parastatal, National Railways of Zimbabwe could increase tractive power by acquiring new locomotives.
The battery pack provides electrical energy to the motor which in turn generates tractive power.
The propulsive efficiency is higher and the fuel demand lower as compared to the tractive power.
It is unlikely that mechanical tractive power will be irrelevant in the next century.
Vibratory plows are ideal for installations in all conditions or where tractive power is limited.
The Getrag PowerShift makes gear changes happen in 0 seconds, without interruption of tractive power.
The company noted that the first six units of the H2 Truck, which is intended for internal transportation in industries, warehouses, hospitals, airports and other applications with a need for non-polluting tractive power, have already been ordered by Danish customers, with the goal of selling 10 to 15 of the trucks by the end of the year.