Patent Number: 8,573,337

Title: Tandem housing

Abstract: A tandem housing for a motor grader comprises an exterior multi-layer first wall, an exterior second wall, and an exterior rim. The first wall comprises a main plate and a reinforcement plate reinforcing the main plate. The rim is coupled to the first wall and the second wall so as to provide a periphery of the tandem housing laterally between the first wall and the second wall. The main plate, the reinforcement plate, and the rim cooperate to provide a weld groove. A weld is positioned in the weld groove.

Inventors: Luoma; Trent A. (Dubuque, IA), Sharma; Dharmendra (Bokaro Thermal, IN)

Assignee: Deere & Company

International Classification: B60G 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017