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Abrasion Resistant Track Shoe Grouser

United States Patent Application

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A track shoe for a track-type vehicle. The track shoe includes a base plate and a grouser projecting away from the base plate. A capping surface structure of substantially horseshoe shaped cross-section is disposed across a distal portion of the grouser. The capping surface structure covers portions of a distal edge surface and adjacent lateral surfaces. The capping surface structure is formed from an material characterized by enhanced wear resistance relative to portions of the grouser underlying the capping surface structure.
Fischer, Keith D. (Roanoke, IL), Diekevers, Mark S. (Metamora, IL), Afdahl, Curt D. (Metamora, IL), Steiner, Kevin L. (Tremont, IL), Barnes, Christopher A. (West Lafayette, IN)
Caterpillar Inc. (Peoria IL)
13/ 849,127
March 22, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This disclosure was made in part with Government support under Grant Number DE-FC36-04GO14037 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in this disclosure.