In standard freight car draft arrangements, a rectangularly shaped block of steel is interposed between the butt of the coupler shank and the front working-end of the draft gear. This block extends crosswise through the front end of the yoke gear pocket and is termed the front follower. The relative positions of the front follower and draft gear to the coupler butt are maintained due to the securement of the yoke to the coupler shank by a connecting key, or pin.
The MT2 Striker is used with an "F" or E/lF" Coupler. The Striker incorporates the front draft lugs of the draft pocket. The casting is designed to withstand 900,000 Ibs. of draft loading and 1, 250,000 Ibs. of buff loading, when welded according to McConway & Torley's welding procedure.
MT-15 & MT-151 Strikers
The MT-15 and MT-151 strikers are used with "E" couplers. The MT-15 striker has machined draft lugs. The MT-151 has machined draft lugs with machined weld chamfers on each draft lug for additional strength.
C1AF Striker Coupler Carrier
Draft Key Retainer/Keeper
Manganese coupler Carrier Wear Plate
- M-205 Design Test Requirements
- M-201 General for Steel Castings
- M-211 Purchase & Acceptance
- M-212 Secondhand & Reconditioned
- Rule 19 Yokes for Type E Couplers
- Rule 20 Types E/F and F Coupler Yokes
- Rule 21 Front Follower Blocks
- Rule 90 Prohibited Coupler Yokes