Unit 15: ¾ Ton Pickup Empty vs Loaded

Plot Comments

  • Unfortunately data for the load picture was not obtained.
  • However, notice that the truck loads the soil on the front tires more than the rear in the empty condition.
  • The rear peak would have been slightly higher if the loaded test was collected. 
  • Also note that a lot of the stress is measured in the 6 inch depth and less so in the deeper sensors. The total weight of the pickup is generally not enough weight to generate much stress at depth. Consider that the total weight of the truck is less that the weigh on the average dual of a combine of  grain cart.