Definition of tractive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtraktɪv/


Relating to or denoting the power exerted in pulling, especially by a vehicle or other machine: the two cylinders will give a tractive effort of 33,170 lbs
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  • The tractive effort of the machine seems weak, especially in this deep snow that we have now.
  • ‘It has such tractive power that we were pushing piles several times larger than what others could push; we were pushing mountains,’ he describes.
  • Features include advanced hydraulic controls and impressive power in terms of rated operating capacities, tractive effort, bucket breakout force, and the like.
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