Quote by edgepflow
Compute Power = Force X Velocity from your numbers above.
Then look at your engine rpm at 35 mph. Use the transmission gear ratio to find the transmission rpm. Using this power and rpm, figure the transmission torque.

To calculate the rate of acceleration don't we need to know the average torque? That is from rest (to get the load moving) through the engines rpm range to 35 mph. Which would be calculated as a function F(x) torque (or maybe F(x) power)?
Willy