US 10,889,344 B2
Track assembly for a machine
Michael S. Galat, Peoria, IL (US); Temitope O. Akinlua, Peoria, IL (US); and Kevin L. Steiner, Tremont, IL (US)
Assigned to Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL (US)
Filed by Caterpillar Inc., Deerfield, IL (US)
Filed on Jun. 4, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/996,977.
Prior Publication US 2019/0367110 A1, Dec. 5, 2019
Int. Cl. B62D 55/21 (2006.01); B62D 55/32 (2006.01)
CPC B62D 55/21 (2013.01) [B62D 55/32 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A track link assembly, comprising
a plurality of link subassemblies including a first link subassembly and a second link subassembly, wherein each link subassembly includes a pair of links coupled together, wherein each link includes a first aperture and a second aperture, wherein the first aperture of each link is substantially circular, and wherein the second aperture of each link is C-shaped; and
a pin element pivotably coupling each of the first link subassembly and the second link subassembly, wherein the pin element includes a centrally positioned central portion and end portions on opposite sides of the central portion,
wherein the central portion of the pin element is configured to pass through the first aperture of a first link in each of the first link subassembly and the second link subassembly, and wherein the end portions are configured to pass through the second apertures of a second link in each of the first link subassembly and the second link subassembly.