Replace Worn Bucket Teeth with SJ GET Bucket Teeth
The type of bucket teeth that you select for your grader, excavator or loader can spur on or hinder your construction project. The trick to effective bucket teeth selection is to ensure that you match up the following aspects:
• Tooth with adaptor.
• Shank with machine and work / task.
One of the most important things to consider when shopping for wear resistant bucket teeth is the manufacturing or forming process used during fabrication. There are 3 types of manufacturing processes typically used in the forming of bucket teeth as follows:
1. Forged bucket teeth – these offer the most impact and wear resistance. They are also known to last 50% longer than fabricated bucket teeth. The forging process involves heat treating high-quality alloy steel to ensure maximum durability and longevity.
2. Fabricated bucket teeth – these bucket teeth are also made from alloy steel and are self sharpening. The units are hardened to ensure resistance to wear, tear and impacts.
3. Cast bucket teeth – these bucket teeth are typically strong, yet lightweight by design. They are manufactured from austempered ductile iron and heat treated for optimal resistance to wear, tear and impact. Like the fabricated range of bucket teeth, cast bucket teeth are self-sharpening.
The lifespan and use of each of the bucket teeth units on the market is determined by their shape. There are 3 factors that play a role, including:
• Wear life.
Bucket teeth available on the market have varying degrees of each of these factors.
Determining how firm the tooth will stay over time depends on how you mount the tooth to the adaptor. The mounting of the tooth to the adaptor will also determine how easy it is to remove when it’s time to replace it. There are various retention systems to choose from when trying to select the right bucket teeth for the job. These include:
• Flex pin – horizontal.
• Flex pin – diagonal.
• Crimp on.
• Roll pin – vertical.
There are various negative impacts resulting from letting your worn bucket teeth remain attached for too long. Using worn bucket teeth will only result in a reduction in your machine’s digging performance and the requirement for expensive repairs to be carried out on the edge of the bucket. It is essential to ensure that your bucket teeth are replaced before the adaptor is worn. Damage to the adaptor will result in new bucket teeth not fitting, tooth breakage and excess wear.
Having a set maintenance schedule in place for your construction equipment and machinery can ensure that you never experience worn bucket teeth or adaptor damage. If you do need to replace the bucket teeth, the best place to go is SJ GET Supplies. We offer the Titan range of bucket teeth to the market. This brand has earned itself a great reputation for the durability and value for money that their bucket teeth and other excavation and construction products have earned them.
If you would like to learn more about our range, take the time to send us an email or give us a call at SJ GET today.