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Ground Engaging Bucket Teeth


Types of Ground Engaging Bucket Teeth to Consider 

In the earth moving and construction markets, top-quality accessories and add-ons, and ground engaging tools are just as important to the project as the heavy-duty machinery and equipment is. It is important to select the right bucket teeth for the job and we can assist you with that at Tractor & Grader Supplies. The ground engaging bucket teeth that your loader, backhoe, excavator or similar make use of can hinder or help their functionality. You will find a myriad of bucket teeth options available on the market. The trick is to ensure that you match up the teeth and the shank to your machine and, of course, the work that is at hand.

There are 3 ways in which ground engaging bucket teeth are made:

  1. Fabricated ground engaging bucket teeth – these bucket teeth are manufactured from alloy steel that is hardened for resistance to wear, tear and impact. These teeth are often chosen because they are self-sharpening. 
  1. Forged ground engaging bucket teeth – these are made from alloy steel. They are heat treated to ensure the highest possible resistance to impacts, wear and tear. They offer a much longer wear life than fabricated ground engaging bucket teeth do.
  1. Cast teeth – these are manufactured from ductile iron. They are also heat treated to improve resistance to impact, wear and tear.

The lifespan and use of the ground engaging bucket teeth is determined by the shape of the unit. All off the ground engaging bucket teeth units on the market offer their own capacities in terms of:

  • Wear life
  • Penetration
  • Impact

How long the teeth can be used for and how easy it is to replace once worn is determined by the way in which you mount the actual unit to the equipment’s shank. Below is a quick reference to how each type of bucket teeth on the market is mounted: 

  • Flex pins – these can be mounted horizontally or diagonally.
  • Roll pins – these are mounted vertically.
  • Crimp on – these are crimped into impressions on the shank.

Knowing when to replace your bucket teeth is absolute essential if you want to protect your equipment and ensure that the job is being carried out efficiently. If you let the bucket teeth wear for too long, it will cause the machine to experience poor digging performance, which in turn translates into excess wear and tear on the bucket. If you don’t change the bucket teeth as soon as you notice this, it could cause enough damage to ensure that the replacement bucket teeth simply cannot fit correctly. This can lead to excess wear, tooth breakage and more.

If you would like to learn more about our extensive range of ground engaging bucket teeth, and other accessories and add-ons, take the time to get in touch with us at Tractor & Grader Supplies. We are available via email and telephone to discuss your needs. Waste no more time – order your ground engaging bucket teeth from us today.



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