Global ꞏ June 2019

Loader bucket cutting edge with longer service life

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Description of the case

New materials in underground bucket for Caterpillar R1700.


Heel Schrouds

Old solution: AR 450, 40 mm

New solution: Hardox® 500, 30 mm

Manufacturing method: plasma and gas cutting

Status: Success


Other upgrades: Hardox® 500 replaced AR 450 in cutting edge and side cutter. The weight was reduced with 25% or 600kg. The service life increased with 4 months

Case details

Key success factors

Improved service life: +4 months

New service life: +4 months

New solution
Hardox® 500, : 30mm
Old solution

AR 450: 40mm

Industry and wearpart
Mining Movable , Loader buckets , Cutting edges