1981-09-01

Industrial Hovercraft: A Current Design and Its Future Potential 810914

Hovercraft utilize air blown from fans to facilitate transportation over adverse conditions. The design and performance of a test towed vehicle designed to transport harvested tomatoes is reported. The hovercraft reduced the force required to move the vehicle and the soil compaction of the fields transversed. Other industrial hovercraft applications and design considerations are surveyed.

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