It’s an irrefutable fact of life that unless toddler toys are made of heavy, durable plastic, they will experience short, unproductive lives because of the abuse they endure at the hands of playful 3 year olds. That’s why Tonka® makes its toy trucks, diggers, and loaders out of material that could (almost) withstand an attack by Godzilla and Mothra combined.
Kids are rough on these toys – pushing them through gravel, smashing them into each other, digging up rocks bigger than the trucks – essentially treating them with gleeful abandon. But have you ever wondered what would happen to toy loader buckets if they were the real thing?
A real loader bucket might last one afternoon without suffering extreme wear and tear at the hands of an industrious toddler … maybe.
Loader Buckets Need Extra TLC
Why would companies that spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on new excavator equipment neglect to extend the life of loader buckets that are designed to work in the same harsh environments as the equipment itself?
The amount of abrasion a typical bucket suffers is tremendous, and leads to rapid depreciation of an investment that should provide returns exceeding the investment. Unfortunately, many big loader buckets die a quick but painful death from becoming worn, cracked, and severely damaged because their buckets are inadequately protected.
It’s important to extend the life of loader buckets by performing regular maintenance on the mechanical and material components to prevent irreversible damage. Fabricated wear plate liners protect buckets from daily abrasion and erosion, so buckets last as long as the tough loader equipment they’re made for.
How Can Kennametal Help?
If your bucket liners are wearing out faster than a toddler at playtime, let’s talk. Kennametal plated wear solutions liners offer outstanding impact and abrasion resistance. Unlike most other liners made of lesser grade or strength steel alloys, our custom-built loader bucket liners are constructed of specifically manufactured high grade high strength steel alloy plate.
Together we’ll find you an affordable, dependable wear solution to compliment your specific application.
Contact a Kennametal Representative today to hear more about our proprietary wear plates: Tri-Braze Dura-Plus™, Tri-Braze™, and Super-C™.
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