Track 6: Heavy Truck Loop / Road-Wheel

Overview

Track 6 includes a 250 foot diameter dry skid pad, and a large garage containing a 4-position non-instrumented road-wheel. This can be used as a dynamometer capable of handling loads up to 80,000 pounds for analyzing a number of variables over extended periods of time.

Dimensions

  • Dry skidpad: 250 foot diameter

Surface

  • Material: Asphalt
  • Surface Texture (Macro/Micro): N/A
  • Aggregate: Granite

Usage / Features

  • Tire scrub
  • Dry skidpad
  • Curb impact
  • On site large garage
  • 4-position non-instrumented road-wheel, 80,000 lb. capacity
  • Extended time analytical studies, including thermal imaging (shown on right)
Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds Track 6 Michelin Proving Grounds Track 6 thermal imaging and the 4-position non-instrumented road wheel