Agricultural Applications of Austempered Iron and Steel Components

By: J.R. Keough, K.L. Hayrynen, S. Sumner & V. Popovski
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Contact: Cindy Duman
Document Type: White Papers

Farmers, component designers, agricultural equipment manufacturers and after-market agricultural component suppliers have all found unique, cost-effective uses for austempered components. Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI), Austempered Gray Iron (AGI), Carbidic ADI (CADI), Austempered Steel and Carbo-Austempered™ Steel have all found applications in agricultural equipment and component applications. This paper will give the reader an overview of the processes, the salient properties of those processes, developments in the manufacture of said components, and specific case studies of their application.