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Technical Paper

Evolution of Drive Systems For Work Tool Machines

1966-02-01
660579
The work tool machines that are discussed are those that have been used to shape the face of the earth and can broadly be described as earthmoving machines. The paper then traces the evolution of drive systems for track-type tractors, motor graders, and loaders (track and wheel), with particular emphasis placed on matching drive systems to the vehicle so that the final result is a useful work tool machine that can be used efficiently in its intended work cycle. Finally, a survey is made of the various drive systems offered by industry today, together with predictions of future drive systems.
Technical Paper

The Caterpillar 416 Backhoe Loader

1986-04-01
860732
Caterpillar recently introduced its first backhoe loader - a significant extension to the existing product line of construction equipment. It is a highly versatile machine entering a well-developed marketplace. This paper describes design considerations, the development program, and vehicle design features associated with the 416 Backhoe Loader.
Technical Paper

Quality Improvement: An Investment in the Business

1986-04-01
860756
The under-utilization of “people” assets is generally commonplace. Through quality improvement efforts, time and money are invested into people, as well as machines. This discussion centers around the concept, techniques and results from quality improvement efforts.
Technical Paper

Caterpillar's Folded Core Radiator

1986-04-01
860765
THE CATERPILLAR FOLDED CORE RADIATOR IS A NEW RADIATOR FOR VEHICLES AND STATIONARY ENGINE APPLICATIONS. THE MAJOR OBJECTIVES OF THIS DESIGN ARE TO GIVE THE USER AN INCREASED VALUE COOLING SYSTEM BY REDUCING RADIATOR REPAIR COSTS AND IMPROVING AIR-SIDE PLUGGING RESISTANCE. AS WELL AS PROVIDE THE VEHICLE DESIGNER WITH INCREASED APPLICATION DESIGN FLEXIBILITY. THIS IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED WHILE MAINTAINING PERFORMANCE AND LIFE GOALS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONVENTIONAL RADIATOR. THE FOLDED CORE IS A MODULAR DESIGN HAVING THE MODULES INSTALLED AT AN ANGLE TO THE FAN AIR STREAM RESULTING IN THE FOLDED APPEARANCE. COMMON MODULE SIZES ARE USED ACROSS THE MANY RADIATOR APPLICATIONS REDUCING INVENTORY REQUIREMENTS AT THE ASSEMBLY PLANT AND PARTS DEPOTS AND INCREASING INDIVIDUAL MODULE PRODUCTION VOLUME. THIS RADIATOR DESIGN IS REVIEWED FROM CONCEPT TO PRODUCTION.
Technical Paper

Establishing, Implementing and Evaluating a Parts Reusability Program

1986-04-01
860761
This paper discusses: the needs and benefits of a parts reusability program; the elements required for establishing a parts reusability program; how to determine the reusability limits of a part; the implementation of a parts reusability program; and how to evaluate a parts reusability program. This paper is written and intended for market analysts and engineers working in service organizations worldwide.
Technical Paper

The Caterpillar 651E Wheel Tractor Scrapers

1985-04-01
850806
This paper details the design and features of the 651E, 657E, and 657E Push-Pull Wheel Tractor Scraper. Emphasis was placed on the availability, reliability, and serviceability of these units.
Technical Paper

Spherical Rod End Test Development and Results

1985-04-01
850808
This Paper: 1. Shows that the present spherical rod end manufacturer's rotational tests, which are intended to select the best bearing material, do not necessarily select the best materials for the push/pull linkage requirements of earthmoving machinery. 2. Emphasizes the need to perform push/pull comparative testing as defined in SAE J1367 on spherical rod ends to determine acceptable materials for earthmoving equipment application. This test is in contrast to rotational testing presently being performed by spherical rod end manufacturers.
Technical Paper

The Caterpillar 936 Wheel Loader

1985-04-01
850795
A new Caterpillar Wheel Loader has been developed to provide a loader in the 2 cubic meter (2.5 cubic yard) bucket capacity-category. This paper provides a review of the machine design objectives and summarizes the design features included to meet worldwide manufacturing and marketing requirements.
Technical Paper

The Caterpillar IT 28 and IT 18 Integrated Toolcarriers

1985-04-01
850797
The small wheel type loader has seen its application range extended such that it is now one of the most versatile machines in our industry. However, its effectiveness in tasks other than bucket loading is limited. In order to provide improved tool control characteristics that contribute to efficient multi-task capability, it is necessary to design these characteristics into the base vehicle. The Integrated Toolcarriers recently introduced by Caterpillar fulfill this requirement. This paper discusses the design objectives and summarizes the development program which preceded their introduction.
Technical Paper

Electronic/Hydraulic Transmission Control System for Off-Highway Hauling Vehicles

1985-04-01
850783
For some time, Caterpillar Tractor Co. has been marketing a new transmission control system for wheel-tractor scrapers and off-highway trucks. The new system is composed of an electronic microprocessor control box coupled with an individual clutch modulation hydraulic control. This system has resulted in increased vehicle productivity, improved reliability and serviceability, decreased complexity, and increased commonality of parts. This paper describes the concept, design, and test and evaluation process used to develop the new controls before production.
Technical Paper

CATERPILLAR'S NEW SLEEVE METERING FUEL INJECTION SYSTEMS

1975-02-01
750079
Caterpillar's new Sleeve Metering Fuel Injection System comprises a family of lightweight, high speed injection pumps designed to serve the present and future medium horsepower Truck, Industrial, and Captive Vehicle needs. The fuel lubricated pump and governor combines some new innovative design features with proven individual pump durability advantages. The paper discusses the design, development, and test program, and some of the results obtained. Modern manufacturing methods and computerized testing were an integral part of the total system development.
Technical Paper

Whole Body Vibration Levels: A Realistic Baseline for Standards

1976-02-01
760415
Statistical measures of whole-body vibration from ambulation are shown to be higher than those from operation of earthmoving machinery and significantly higher than published guidelines for human exposure to whole-body vibration. The inconsistency of human response to low level vibration of technological origin as compared to human imperceptiveness to high level vibration from ambulation is discussed.
Technical Paper

New Caterpillar Wheel Loaders - 916, 926

1985-09-01
851556
Two new Caterpillar Wheel Loaders have been developed in the 1.2 cubic meter (1.5 cubic yd.) and 1.5 cubic meter (2.0 cubic yd.) bucket capacity categories. This paper provides a review of the design objectives and summarizes the design features included to meet worldwide manufacturing and marketing requirements.
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