Wortformen:(regular plural) Caterpillar tracks
noun (Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Brakes, steering, wheels, tires, and suspension) A Caterpillar track is a linked metal chain fastened around the wheels of a heavy vehicle to help it to move over rough ground. Caterpillar is a trademark ⇒ The Caterpillar track on the tractor has eight times the grip of round wheels. ⇒ Tractors with Caterpillar track on the wheels are known for their deep tillage, unequaled traction and drawbar pull, and low compaction. ⇒ He is best known as the "Father of Terrain-Vehicle Systems" and the inventor of a metal open-worked Caterpillar track for tracked vehicles.
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