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Draft Power Sensor & Method for Improving Performance in Earth-Moving Equipment

Abstract: 

A draft power sensor is shown which is capable of determining the amount of power being applied to the soil in earthmoving equipment. The effective draft force and the true ground speed of the earthmoving equipment are measured. This information is processed electronically to provide the product of the two values, which is the draft power. Production from earthmoving equipment can be maximized if the highest value of the draft power is maintained.

Patent Number: 
4,194,574
Date Of Issue: 
03/25/1980
Inventors: 

Harvey S. Benson;Charles D. Wood