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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Tractive Element Impacts on Soil

Author
item Donoghue, Ann

Submitted to: American Society of Agronomy Meetings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 3, 2003
Publication Date: November 3, 2003
Citation: Raper, R.L. 2003. Tractive element impacts on soil. American Society of Agronomy 2003 Meetings.

Technical Abstract: Various configurations of tires and tracks vary in their ability to generate tractive forces. These various tractive elements also vary in the way that they impact the soil with some causing more soil disturbance than others. This soil disturbance includes soil compaction and rut formation. This paper will review the agricultural research that has been conducted related to soil impacts caused by the use of tires and tracks. Recommendations will also be made for ways to minimize soil disturbance when trafficking is necessary.

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