Stochastic Modeling of a Four Wheel Drive Loader Linkage 2006-01-3496
The manufacturing tolerances of off-highway machine linkages have an impact on linkage position during machine use. A study was undertaken to determine the extent of these tolerances on linkage position for standard machining tolerances of each linkage pin joint for a four wheel drive loader linkage. Linkage positions and distributions for each pin joint are shown in order to determine positional accuracy of the working tool connected to the linkage and impact to the machine loads. It is determined that the affect of the machining tolerances on this linkage have a very minor impact on the linkage position when the linkage is in new condition (before use) and the maximum variation in linkage actuation loads is less than 1% of nominal load.