Tips on Maintaining Bucket Teeth

Date:12-10-2016

If you operate a business in the mining or construction industry, you will understand the importance and purpose of wear resistant bucket teeth. These types of bucket teeth are designed to handle the impact and load. Of course, they are used with ground engaging machinery and the conditions in which they are used are most certainly heavy duty. Buckets such as excavator buckets, front end loader buckets, etc. are used in environments of varying abrasiveness. Of course, each bucket has its set function and handling capacity and as a result of this, it is important for those working within the mining and construction industries to choose the right buckets for the job.

On the market, reliable manufacturers place a great deal of importance on the quality, strength and durability of the bucket teeth. The industries that require and make use of these bucket teeth are highly demanding and in order to ensure safety and durability, only the finest quality and most reliable ranges of wear resistant buckets should be selected.

The bucket used on your ground engaging equipment and tools are of vital importance. Without them being in tip-top condition, projects will take longer and efficiency/precision will soon become impossible. This time, we would love to share a few tips on how to operate and care for your equipment, so as to prolong the lifespan of your bucket teeth.

Tips and cutting edges should be rotated and moved to prolong wear life. The tips near the outer corners of your bucket will show the fastest wear and tear. You should rotate outer tips to the center of the bucket and move less worn teeth to the outer corners. You can also roll the tips if you want to ensure that you get the best possible wear-life and sharper tips for longer.

Don’t overdo it with the rotating and moving of tips. It’s great to get a little extra life out of your tips before having to replace them, but don’t keep up this process going for too long. Make sure that you replace any worn-out tips before they fail.

Avoid reduced productivity, base edge wear and adapter wear by being meticulous about replacing lost or damaged tips. These missing tips can greatly affect the digging ability of the ground engaging equipment.

It is vitally important to keep up with your maintenance. While you might not think that ground engaging equipment is expensive, the damage that caused by using a poorly maintained machine or the incorrect adapters and accessories can be quite profound. Some unseen expenses that can arise from lack of maintenance include reduced productivity, decreased equipment efficiency and accuracy, increased fuel consumption and expenses, excess shock loads imposed on linkages, and wear and damage to the bucket.

We hope that these tips and morsels of advice will help you to keep your ground engaging bucket teeth in excellent condition.