04286825 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 7 patents.

A drop center rim (11) of a fabricated heavy-duty industrial wheel (10) is fabricated from several pieces welded together and includes a backup ring (19) positioned within and welded to the inner periphery of a rim well (13). In some embodiments, each of a pair of reinforcing rings (34,36) has an L-shaped cross sectional configuration with an axially extending portion (37) extending into and welded to the inner periphery of the rim well and a radially extending portion (38) having its outer edge welded to the respective bead seat (14,16) of the rim (11). An annular mounting flange (12) is connected to one of the reinforcing or backup rings and extends radially inwardly therefrom.

Title
Fabricated heavy-duty industrial wheel
Application Number
6/110069
Publication Number
4286825
Application Date
January 7, 1980
Publication Date
September 1, 1981
Inventor
Alfred W Sieving
Venedy
IL, US
Agent
John W Grant
Assignee
Caterpillar Tractor Co
IL, US
IPC
B60B 21/00
B60B 3/02
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