Contact your local Caterpillar rep. I've had to design retaining structures
for a surcharge load from a BIG front end loader, and our local rep was able
to give wheel loads both loaded and unloaded. I imagine they have something
similar for their tracked vehicles.
Conrad Guymon, P.E.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2001 9:50 AM
Subject: Bridge Live Load Distribution
> I need to evaluate a bridge to determine if a large track hoe can safely
> without having to be put on a truck. I have the track hoe weight and
> contact area. How do I distribute the live load in order to analyse the
> and girders? All my references deal with distributing wheel and axle
> loads from tracked vehicles. Can any one point me in the right direction?
> Kipp A. Martin, S. E.
> Portland, Oregon