Wheel loader T and J Cat 966 #3: Wheel profile

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Blog entry by Dutchy posted 10-29-2014 08:30 PM 3391 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The grove I wanted in my wheels wasn,t a succes to make. You can see it in Wheel loader T and J 966 #2. I chanced the profile and now it succeed.

However the wheels are not the standaard CAT 966 wheels, i,m satisfied with it. On the picture below you can see the wheels:

(After I had made the wheels I made some picture,s)

On the picture below you can see how I changed the profile:

This blanc with one grove (You can also see the first grove I tried) I used as giding to make the wheels. In the wheels there are 20 groves. I also printed a divider drawing (you can see this drawing on the picture above) on the wheel for proportional dividing. I mounted the wheel, the blanc and a second wheel (The reason for the second wheel is to make a longer gliding, to prevent wobling) on a threaded Rod. See picture below:

Here you can see the construction:

After screwed it together I put it in the jig. See picture below:

And now it was working very well, and I,m glad it was successful. Below a routed wheel:

Next time more. Comments are welcome.


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#1 posted 10-29-2014 09:20 PM

Looks perfect this time Dutchy. Good work and a very clever set-up.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 12-13-2015 02:52 AM

I know I’m late to the party but that’s some great work!!!

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#3 posted 02-26-2016 03:42 PM

Hi Dutchy, I believe I read in one of your posts that you may be familiar with Sketchup. If you are and interested, I have just posted a blog
about a tread making jig that I designed for a friend who had issues using his table saw. I have customised the top plate to roughly reflect your pattern. You could probably design several overlaying patterns to make up your original design. It is primarily designed to use with a trimmer fitted with a guide bush and 1/16” to 1/8” router bits.

My next project will be either the Gatto Grader,
or this model for which I would like to try your wavy treads (and my jig).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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