1981-09-01

A Continuously Variable Traction Drive for Heavy-Duty Agricultural and Industrial Applications 810948

This paper describes the development of a high capacity, continuously variable traction drive. The principles of the drive and alternate drive arrangements to suit specific requirements are reviewed. Efficiency, shock load and endurance test results are presented. The design of a prototype unit which has been installed in a farm tractor is discussed. Applications to other self-propelled farm machinery are suggested.

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