Recent Examples on the WebThis type has two sets of driving wheels connected by a joint and providing great tractive force.
Wayne Whittaker, Popular Mechanics, 26 Aug. 2021 Of course, in those days, the power source also provided the tractive force needed to set and keep the vehicle in motion.
Lyndon Conrad Bell, Houston Chronicle, 9 Aug. 2019
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