Hydraulic Torque Converter-Common-Law Spouse of the Heavy-DutyTruck 530243
THE case for the operator of the heavy-duty truck is considered in this paper. The author points out that the average driver feels that standard truck components are being assembled without regard for specific problems which must be met and solved on the road. An objective look at torque-converter transmissions in use indicates the serious need for specific study of truck applications.
The author describes the operation of logging and ore trucks in relation to loads and roads. He also gives performance data on short hauls handled by one driver, and on long runs where as many as 20 different drivers are required.
He states that trucks and related rubber-tired vehicles present one of the largest potential markets available to the torque-converter transmission manufacturer if he will but design for the specific needs of that market.