ground pressure


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ground pressure

[′grau̇nd ‚presh·ər]
(geophysics)
The pressure to which a rock formation is subjected by the weight of the superimposed rock and rock material or by diastrophic forces created by movements in the rocks forming the earth's crust. Also known as geostatic pressure; lithostatic pressure; rock pressure.
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For on-highway customers, Continental tires deliver optimized wear resistance, ground pressure distribution, rolling resistance and tire weight which results in superior fuel economy performance that will be critical in helping to meet upcoming EPA Greenhouse Gas requirements.
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This is a great benefit as this reduces ground pressure drastically.
Its unique, fully tracked design meant it exerted less ground pressure than a man's foot.
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The other component is ground pressure, Kirby said.
Tracks on the combine really help here, as do low ground pressure tyres on both our tractors, not over-filling either the combine tank or carting trailers, and driving grain trailers religiously on the tramlines.
The GP4D is available in a 65-series profile and select wide-base sizes for a high degree of flotation, improved stability and reduced ground pressure," noted Anckaert.
A hydropneumatic suspension system connects hydraulic cylinders with integrated accumulators to their respective roller system (rear driver, front idler, and oscillating mid-rollers), enabling them to respond independently to uneven or changing terrain in order to maximize machine ride stability and operator comfort while minimizing ground pressure and disturbance to the soil structure.
To avoid destroying the asphalt with the ground pressure created by a 105,000-pound machine, we placed between 24 inches and 36 inches of friable soil over the [sloped] roadway.