Patent Number: 7,712,559

Title: Front-wheel drive steering compensation method and system

Abstract: A method of controlling the speed of a right front wheel and a left front wheel on a work machine includes receiving a speed command based at least partially on an operator input and monitoring at least one wheel steering angle of at least one front wheel. A first front wheel speed command may be determined based at least partially on the at least one wheel steering angle. In addition, a second front wheel speed command may be determined based at least partially on the at least one wheel steering angle. The first front wheel speed command and the second front wheel speed command may be output to independently control the speed of the right and the left front wheels.

Inventors: Yeoman; John Andrew (Dunlap, IL), Strnad; Michael Dan (Metamora, IL), Claytor; Kevin Lynn (Mt. Zion, IL), Lunzman; Stephen Victor (Chillicothe, IL)

Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.

International Classification: B60K 7/00 (20060101); B60K 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018