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Fulton Hogan case study on Loader Bucket liners.

Fulton Hogan specialises in building and maintaining transport and civil infrastructure so that our communities can operate safely and efficiently.


Fulton Hogan Christchurch operates a large fleet of wheel loaders at its 4 fixed quarry sites and 7 portable plants. The aggregate is highly abrasive causing wear and damage to the loader buckets if they are not adequately protected. Fulton Hogan needed a long lasting wear plate liner kit to protect the inside of their buckets from wear.


West-Trak worked closely with Fulton Hogan to understand their needs and to provide the ultimate bucket liner solution using a hard surface, Chromium Carbide Overlay plate. This plate is the hardest grade of all wear steel and outlasts Abrasion Resistant steel by up to 5 times which means less downtime and maintenance costs.


Significant savings in downtime and maintenance costs has been achieved through using West-Trak Chromium Carbide liners. Fulton Hogan has got up to 21,500 hours service life from one bucket liner.


Sam Newton, Field Service Engineer, Fulton Hogan Christchurch

“We are getting 4 to 5 times longer wear life over standard buckets, which means less bucket work and down time.”
“It is a lot easier to work with than normal wear plate.”
“Very little maintenance – Easy to repair cracks and chips. It’s also lighter than other wear plates we have used previously.”
“Just think how long it takes to fit a full liner plate kit -If you only have to do it once in 20,000 hours you have saved money from the start.”

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