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Title:
MASTER LINK FOR A TRACK CHAIN
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/068689
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A master link (62, 64) for a chain assembly (22) is provided. The master link includes a body member (66) with a first side (68), a second side (70) positioned opposite the first side, a shoe surface (76) configured to receive a track shoe (24), and a rail surface (78) positioned opposite the shoe surface. The master link also includes first and second apertures (72, 74) extending through the body member from the first side to the second side and third and fourth apertures (80, 82) extending through the body member from the first side to the second side and located between the first and second apertures. The master link also includes a strut member (84) dividing the third and fourth apertures. The master link also includes a first gap (90) located in the body member and extending from the first aperture to the third aperture and a second gap (92) located in the body member and extending from the fourth aperture to the second aperture. The master link further includes a third gap (94) located in the strut member and extending from the third aperture to the fourth aperture.

Inventors:
JOHANNSEN ERIC J (US)
STEINER KEVIN L (US)
CLARKE DONOVAN S (US)
NASH JEFFREY P (US)
BROOKS JENNIFER A (US)
RECKER ROGER L (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2009/067372
Publication Date:
September 16, 2010
Filing Date:
December 09, 2009
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Assignee:
CATERPILLAR INC (US)
JOHANNSEN ERIC J (US)
STEINER KEVIN L (US)
CLARKE DONOVAN S (US)
NASH JEFFREY P (US)
BROOKS JENNIFER A (US)
RECKER ROGER L (US)
International Classes:
B62D55/20; B62D55/08; B62D55/18
Foreign References:
US20040032166A12004-02-19
US5749635A1998-05-12
US20080174175A12008-07-24
KR20080098523A2008-11-10
Other References:
See also references of EP 2356015A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CHANG II, Richard, K. C. et al. (Peoria, IL, US)
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