Accession Number : ADD005152

Title :   Wedge Block Lock for Vehicle Track End Connectors.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Magnuson,Roland A

Report Date : 13 Dec 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : In a track laying vehicle having ground-engagement shoes, the pivot pins of the shoes are coupled together by connectors which are locked in place by means of tapered wedge blocks; the mating surfaces of the pins are also tapered. The tapers on the blocks and coupled pins are in axial directions so that disturbing torques generated during normal shoe operations have no effect on the taper lock action. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Vehicle tracks, *Fastenings, Locking(Mechanics), Wedges, Pivots, Pins

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE