Patent Number: 7,823,990

Title: Sprocketed idler assembly

Abstract: A sprocketed idler for a machine comprises a plurality of teeth radially disposed about an idler having a substantially circular cross section. Each of the plurality of teeth includes at least one tooth flank having a substantially uniform slope, wherein a distance between adjacent peaks of the plurality of teeth is between 30% and 90% of the distance between central axes of adjacent pin members of a track link that is engageable by the idler.

Inventors: Angot; Daniel Marcel Desire (Peoria, IL)

Assignee: Caterpillar Inc

International Classification: B65D 57/00 (20060101); F16H 55/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00