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



Sure, though I'm sure there's a point of deminishing returns because of
friction, etc. 

If your truck was geared differently, there's no doubt in my mind that it
could pull more than the 4.0L.

Jim

On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 18:15:18 -0600 Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@xxxxxxx>
writes:
> 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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