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Homework Help: Push the pallet

  1. Sep 26, 2007 #1
    Push the pallet!!!

    I'm stucked with this: a guy push the pallet with the hand pallet forklift over the 5 degrees slope, 2m long.. the pallet is 400kg, what is the force he needs? I don't have any friction factor for wheels, is there any general factor accurate enough? How to include acceleration prior the slope? How to calculate power? HELP:)
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  3. Sep 26, 2007 #2


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    You are probably supposed to ignore friction.
    Draw a diagram of the pallet on the slope
    Find the components of the weight along the slope ( hint: should this be a large or small part of the weight)
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