Everything You Need To Know About Bucket Teeth
Everything You Need To Know About Bucket Teeth

Maintaining sharp teeth will help increase productivity and reduce the stress on your machine. Protecting your machine and excavator bucket, resulting in longer machine life, and reducing maintenance costs.

Classification of becket teeth.

Excavator teeth can be divided into rock teeth (for iron ore, stone mines, etc.), earth teeth (for excavation of soil, sand, etc.), tapered teeth (for coal mines). According to the tooth holder: The bucket teeth of the excavator can be divided into vertical pin teeth (mainly Hitachi excavators), cross pin teeth (Komatsu excavator, Carter excavator, Daewoo excavator, Kobelco excavator, etc.), Rotary bucket teeth (V series bucket teeth).

When you leave bucket teeth to wear down for too long, your excavator will take far longer to complete tasks and will use more fuel too. Dull bucket teeth will result in a greater percussive shock to be transmitted via the bucket to the digging arm and undercarriage of the machine. This can result in damage to the equipment and accelerated wear to the other undercarriage components.

Forged and Cast teeth

You will undoubtedly notice that there are various types of bucket teeth available. Usually forged and cast bucket teeth will be among the types offered.

What is the difference between forged and cast teeth? How do you know which to choose? To ensure strength and durability, bucket teeth are often forged. Forged teeth are made from heat-treated alloy steel to help sustain wear resistance so you can often come to expect a longer wear life from forged teeth. Cast Teeth are made from austempered ductile iron and heat-treated to offer maximum resistance to wear and impact. They are strong and lightweight in design and cast teeth are self-sharpening. The harder the tooth material, the greater the resistance against wear, abrasion, and impact, and the longer the wear life. The disadvantages are that there are more limits on shaping and forged teeth come at a higher cost.

When in doubt about the best teeth to use, consult an expert, such as BDI wear parts, for advice. The boost in performance and wear that comes from using the most appropriate teeth is worth the research.

When shopping for new bucket teeth, it is important to find sets that are supplied complete with all the nuts and bolts required to install them. This ensures the ultimate convenience when it comes to fitting the new bucket teeth. Having access to the right components can really make all the difference. You must also check the dimensions of your existing bucket teeth so that you are sure to order the right parts. Fitting the incorrect bucket teeth to your excavator can result in damage to the equipment and inefficiencies that result in uneconomic equipment operation.

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