Why You Should Invest in Wear Resistant Parts for your Ground Engaging Equipment
Heavy duty wear resistant parts are a must and we’ll tell you why! Heavy duty machinery and equipment are put through their paces in the construction and mining industries. All equipment and attached components are exposed to damaging wear, tear and, of course, mechanical stress. It is essential to ensure that maintenance schedules are strictly followed for safety, productivity and, of course, to ensure the durability and lifespan of each item.
Machinery parts also face wear and tear. Common wear and damage includes grinding, knocking and scratching. Some of these parts or components must also handle extreme heat or cold, and withstand exposure to chemicals. Wear resistant parts aren’t immune to wear – they are just designed to handle the stress, strain and exposure better, which directly translates to a longer lifespan and a better return on your investment. Of course, these parts must be correctly incorporated and used. Overloading them will certainly result in damage.
What makes a part truly wear resistant? Such parts must be able to withstand the various knocks, rolls and impacts that they are presented with. A wear resistant part must be durable and show noticeable tolerance. Each part must undergo strict testing in terms of the strength and durability when faced with external potentially damaging forces, such as speed, temperature and pressure. The part must also be able to handle the environment that it will be used in. Some environments are humid or expose parts to pressure, salt, chemicals and similar. The results of these tests are crucial, as they will determine which wear resistant parts are suitable for certain functions.
Even wear resistant parts need to be regularly checked and maintained to ensure their durability and functionality. It is advised that you carry out scheduled maintenance checks and replace the components as soon as they show signs of damage, wear or tear. While some concerns think that they are saving on costs by using parts until they fail, they are wrong. The cost of repair and maintenance in the long run will certainly work out to more than a strategic and well-planned part replacement will. To avoid costly repairs, regularly check the condition of your excavator buckets, bucket teeth, stone mills and screens.
At Tractor & Grader Supplies, we understand that you want to get the very best return on your investment. The construction industry must work on efficiency and productivity, and our wear resistant parts make these aspects achievable. We take great pride in the fact that we only support the most durable and reputable brands on the market! You will also find that our product knowledge is that of an expert in the industry. We simply love to keep our customers well informed!
If you would like to find out more about our wide range of wear resistant parts and components, take the time to chat to one of our consultants. Alternatively, send us an email and we will provide you with all the information and prices that you need. Waste no more time – get in touch with us at Tractor & Grader Supplies today.