Re: [DMCForum] Facts for Farrar.
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Re: [DMCForum] Facts for Farrar.



Jim Strickland wrote:
> Torque can be multiplied by using gears.  This is why tractor trailers
> have a $hit-ton of gears.  They are geared very low and close together to
> multiply the torque in order to get the load moving.  You could also have
> a 60HP Honda engine in tractor trailers if it had the correct gearing.
> It would most likely be in the hundreds of gears (in order to get from
> one gear to the next, and still have enough torque to move the load), and
> is therefore not a reasonable engine. 

So, does that mean that theoretically, you could use a little bitty
engine to do any amount of hauling, but it won't work in the real world
because they don't make gears that big?

Farrar

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