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Radiator debris removing apparatus and work machine using same

United States Patent

September 2, 2008
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A radiator assembly includes a finned radiator core and a debris removing apparatus having a compressed air inlet and at least one compressed air outlet configured to direct compressed air through the radiator core. A work machine such as a wheel loader includes a radiator and a debris removing apparatus coupled with on-board compressed air and having at least one pressurized gas outlet configured to direct a gas toward the face of the radiator.
Martin; Kevin L. (Washburn, IL), Elliott; Dwight E. (Chillicothe, IL)
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria, IL)
11/ 311,808
December 19, 2005
This invention was made with Government support under DOE Contract No. DE-FC04-2002AL68081 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.