The material enables the crawler shoes to handle high impact loads whilst the surface hardening provides excellent wear resistance in critical wear areas.
The Evolution design incorporates the use of Bradken's patented "continuous roller path". This Design enhancement improves the contact pressure distribution between the roller and the shoe. As a result, the roller is supported at all times, reducing metal flow in the shoe and increasing the service life of mating components.
The connecting pins are manufactured from induction hardened 4340 grade steel and are retained by a simplified nut and bolt system.
There is no longer a requirement to use retaining plates and circlips as utilised in some OEM designs.
The wing tip has been redesigned and strengthened to provide greater support in uneven pit conditions.
Bradken | Consumable Wear Products For The Mining Industry
Bradken is a global manufacturer and supplier of differentiated capital and consumable products to the mining and construction, rail and transit, energy and general industrial markets. The driving force behind our business is our firm commitment to innovation and continuous improvement.
Our aim is to provide our customers with value through the creation of specialised product solutions. We are proud of our innovative ethos and encourage you to discuss with us your Company's vision for the future so we can work with you to make it a reality.
This collaborative approach sets Bradken apart from our competitors. With 90 years experience in the foundry business, the accumulated wealth of knowledge and depth of expertise in our workforce enables us to offer our customers a full service offering with design, manufacturing, maintenance and support services ultimately providing improved operational outcomes and safer work practices.