Engineering ToolBox - Resources, Tools and Basic Information for Engineering and Design of Technical Applications!

Lifting Wheels

Lifting wheels - loads and effort force

Sponsored Links

lifting wheel

The effort force for a lifting wheel can be calculated as

F = W d / D                                   (1)


F = effort force (N)

W = Fg

    = m ag

    = gravity force - weight of body (N, lb)

d = wheel inner diameter (m, ft)

D = wheel outer diameter (m, ft)

m = mass of lifted body (kg, slugs)

ag = acceleration of gravity  (9.81 m/s2, 32.17405 ft/s2)

Example - Effort Force with a Lifting Wheel

A body with mass 100 kg is lifted with a lifting wheel with inner diameter 0.1 m and outer diameter 0.3 m. The effort force can be calculated as

F = (100 kg) (9.81 m/s2) (0.1 m) / (0.3 m)

    = 327 N

    = 0.33 kN

Lifting Wheel Calculator

This calculator can be used to calculate the effort force for a lifting wheel.

Lifting wheel David Vinter [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

W - weight (N, kg, lb)

d - wheel inner diameter (m, ft)

D - wheel outer diameter (m, ft)

Note that kg is the unit of mass in the SI system - more about mass and weight.

Sponsored Links

Related Topics

Related Documents

Tag Search

  • en: lifting wheel force rope tension weight
  • es: Fuerza de elevaciĆ³n de ruedas peso tensiĆ³n del cable
  • de: Heberad Kraft Spanngewicht
Sponsored Links

Engineering ToolBox - SketchUp Extension - Online 3D modeling!

3D Engineering ToolBox Extension to SketchUp - add parametric components to your SketchUp model

Add standard and customized parametric components - like flange beams, lumbers, piping, stairs and more - to your Sketchup model with the Engineering ToolBox - SketchUp Extension - enabled for use with the amazing, fun and free SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro .Add the Engineering ToolBox extension to your SketchUp from the SketchUp Pro Sketchup Extension Warehouse!

Translate this page to
About the Engineering ToolBox!


We don't collect information from our users. Only emails and answers are saved in our archive. Cookies are only used in the browser to improve user experience.

Some of our calculators and applications let you save application data to your local computer. These applications will - due to browser restrictions - send data between your browser and our server. We don't save this data.

Google use cookies for serving our ads and handling visitor statistics. Please read Google Privacy & Terms for more information about how you can control adserving and the information collected.

AddThis use cookies for handling links to social media. Please read AddThis Privacy for more information.


This page can be cited as

  • Engineering ToolBox, (2008). Lifting Wheels. [online] Available at: [Accessed Day Mo. Year].

Modify access date.

. .


3D Engineering ToolBox - draw and model technical applications! 2D Engineering ToolBox - create and share online diagram drawing templates! Engineering ToolBox Apps - mobile online and offline engineering applications!

Scientific Online Calculator

Scientific Calculator

8 27

Sponsored Links