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.
“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.”