US 11,878,750 B2
Wear inserts cast in a wear surface of a drive component
Paul Prest, Peoria, IL (US); and Benjamin Jones, Bartonville, IL (US)
Assigned to Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL (US)
Filed by Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL (US)
Filed on Jan. 17, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/745,750.
Prior Publication US 2021/0221452 A1, Jul. 22, 2021
Int. Cl. B62D 55/14 (2006.01); B62D 55/02 (2006.01); B62D 55/20 (2006.01); B62D 55/12 (2006.01)
CPC B62D 55/14 (2013.01) [B62D 55/12 (2013.01); B62D 55/202 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A drive sprocket, comprising:
a drive sprocket base of a first material having a first hardness; and
a plurality of wear inserts of a second material having a second hardness greater than the first hardness,
the plurality of wear inserts extending from an interior of the drive sprocket base to an exterior surface of the drive sprocket base, and
the drive sprocket base and the plurality of wear inserts being a composite casting formed in a mold and in a single casting.