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Thu Apr 9 03:20:43 EDT 2009

> what is the CTE software?

> Nathan Simmons

Controlled Tractive Effort... reduces the TE curve from 145,000pds to 110,000pds when the unit is below 11mph. Normally used in DPU operation on manifests on other roads... however, it would make sense for it to be enabled even when manned, given that these units are max axle load units (432,000lbs) and have the high-adhesion software set to 36,000/200,000 (36,000lbs max TE per motor, 200,000pds max TE for the unit)

Robb Fisher


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