Accession Number : ADP004397

Title :   Cuthbertson Tracks,

Corporate Author : CUTHBERTSON (JAMES A) LTD BIGGAR (SCOTLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Cuthbertson,J. A.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The equipment described in this paper is the result of some 33 years of work in producing full track tractors and half track tractors, for wheeled tractors. All of the systems have been manufactured and proved in various areas. Since experimental work was first started, many different types of vehicles have been equipped. The original concept of the track was to make a sectional track which linked together; the drive plate and the outside grouser plate were bolted or rivetted together, with wire rope loop arrangement, outside rubber moulded pads. This eliminated completely the hinge pin operation since the bending moment on the track was entirely taken through the rubber enclosed wire rope system and lengthening or shortening the track was dependent on the number of track pads employed.

Descriptors :   *GROUND VEHICLES, *TRACTORS, *TRACKED VEHICLES, TERRAIN, TRAFFICABILITY, WHEELS, SCOTLAND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE