Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Abrasion resistant track shoe grouser

United States Patent

April 23, 2013
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
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)
12/ 616,204
November 17, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 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.