Thursday, June 23, 2011

From The Driver's Seat

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There's something about big trucks in the rain. I wonder how many foot-pounds of energy a fully-laden rig has?

4 comments:

TXGunGeek said...

80000 pounds at 70 MPH. THAT makes major!

Turk Turon said...

LOL!

Roberta X said...

Arrgh. That's tough driving, that is.

greg said...

Let's see...texasgungeek was right...an STAA Double, like that Fed Ex truck could be 80,000 pounds, and we can assume 70 mph....

Using an online calculator I get

K.E. = 13,104,281 foot-pounds

THAT'S some stopping power.