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Old 12-21-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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For anyone who questions the v-10....

I found an article on motortrend.com that the v10 is going to power the the longest and heaviest float in the rosebowl parade. The float measures 116 feet long on weighs in at 100,000 pounds. I thought this was quite impressive. Its some kind of beach themed float that will carry over 6600 gallons of water.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
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I found an article on motortrend.com that the v10 is going to power the the longest and heaviest float in the rosebowl parade.
It'll handle it!
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It'll handle it!
With the right gearing a lawn mower engine will handle it, but it sure wouldn't be fast.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:42 AM   #4
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:59 PM   #5
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I found an article on motortrend.com that the v10 is going to power the the longest and heaviest float in the rosebowl parade. The float measures 116 feet long on weighs in at 100,000 pounds. I thought this was quite impressive. Its some kind of beach themed float that will carry over 6600 gallons of water.
It's the old story of, "Give me a long enough lever and a place to stand, and I can move the world." Gearing is the secret. You'd be amazed what a farm tractor with 40 hp can do.

I've run many 80,000 lb loads coast to coast with a Detroit Diesel 238. Of course, that was 34 years ago. Today I could get 600 hp and get the same fuel mileage.

I would like to see the entire frame and powertrain for that float.
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Gearing is the secret.

Sure is.
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Yep, you can multiply torque with gearing, but you can't multiply horsepower. Obviously, the float isn't going to be attempting any land speed records, so if maximum speed is only 5 or 10 MPH, just throw in more gear reduction and have at it.

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Remember the Chevy Duramax pulling the train advertisement ?

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I'd bet even an 8.1 could pull it with the right gearing!

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Nice... I would like to see some good competitive challenges put together by third party testers. Not the manufacturers. This video had the History channel logo. Wonder what the show was about. It was a diesel as well.
That was from the American version of Top Gear. They took the Chevy Ford and Dodge diesels and did a bunch of goofy things with them...not very scientific but fun. That Ford F-450 4X4 is one tough truck.
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Heck, Ford Engines are great if you only need a little millage out of them.

But if you want hundreds of thousands of miles.....
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