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I need to calculate thethat a specific vehicle will be able to climb when subjected to known load conditions. There are 6 calculations required for 4 sets of conditions.maximum gradient

Values common to all calculations: -

Weight of vehicle : 1800kg

Weight of payload : 500kg

Max gross weight of vehicle : 2300kg

Speed of vehicle at start of gradient : 50kph

Road condition : Dry, paved road in good condition

Calculation 1: Max available power : 87kw / 116hp Maximum Gradient : ?

Calculation 2: Max available power : 120kw / 160hp Maximum Gradient : ?

For calculations 3 and 4 the common values remain the same but the vehicle is now towing a trailer of 750kg

Calculation 3: Max available power : 87kw / 116hp Maximum Gradient : ?

Calculation 4: Max available power : 120kw / 160hp Maximum Gradient : ?

For calculations 5 and 6 the common values remain the same but the vehicle is now towing a trailer of 1500kg

Calculation 5: Max available power : 87kw / 116hp Maximum Gradient : ?

Calculation 6: Max available power : 120kw / 160hp Maximum Gradient : ?

I would be grateful if someone could instruct me as to how to calculate the maximum gradient which would then enable me to calculate the value under a wide variety of conditions.

Thanks in advance for any help provided.

T.

Mod note: Thread is not homework. Moved to engineering.

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