Agricultural Applications of Austempered Ductile Iron

By: Kristin R. Brandenburg, Kathy L. Hayrynen

Publication Date: September 25, 2002

Contact: Kathy Hayrynen

Document Type: White Papers


Austempering is a high performance heat treat process that, when applied to ferrous materials, produces components that have properties superior to those processed by conventional means. Due to its high strength-to-weight ratio as well as its increased wear resistance, Austempered Ductile Iron and Carbidic Austempered Ductile Iron are well suited for agricultural applications from suspension to ground-engaging components.

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