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Saganic Rites's Avatar Jump to comment 103 by Saganic Rites

Ignorant Amos, if I understand it right, if the bulldozer tracks are, say, 10m and 20m in total length, the drive wheels on both sides would still run at equal speeds; it just means that the shorter track will make two complete revolutions per the longer track's one. Technically though, the drive wheels for the longer track would need fractionally more power to account for the extra torque required to turn the heavier track, so a differential would be neccessary to keep it in a perfectly straight line over any appreciable distance. Or something like that!

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 00:17:19 UTC | #947931