The Effects of Implements of Husbandry "Farm Equipment" on Pavement Performance (MnROAD Study)

The objectives of this study are to determine the pavement response under various types of agricultural equipment (including the impacts of different tires and additional axles) and to compare this response to that under a typical 5-axle semi tractor-trailer. This may be accomplished by constructing new instrumented test sections at Minnesota Road Research Facility (MnROAD) and/or to retrofit instrumentation into the existing test sections. The final scope and work plan for the study will be developed by the participating agencies. This pooled fund study, with contributions from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) and other participating organizations, will fund both the possible construction of pavement test sections and the research on heavy farm equipment. This research will allow policy and design decisions to be driven by direct experimental results rather than by models that may not have been calibrated for the types of loadings and tire configurations of current and evolving agricultural equipment.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin

    6612 Nagel Road
    Valders, WI  USA  54245

    Local Road Research Board

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St. Paul, Minnesota  USA  55155-1899

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    4802 Sheboygan Avenue
    Madison, WI  USA  53707

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  USA  55155

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  USA  50010

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  USA  62764
  • Project Managers:

    Dai, Shongtao

  • Start Date: 20120223
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29727

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01488010
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(148)
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2013 1:04AM