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Weartech SHS: Exceeds Wear Life of 500 Brinell Q&T Plate by 400%

Weartech® SHS™ Overlay Wear Plate
Exceeds Wear Life of 500 Brinell Q&T Plate by 400%

PROBLEM: SEVERE SLIDING ABRASION
At an underground molybdenum mine in Colorado, a small fleet of 90 ton side dump haulpak trucks transport ore from loading chutes to a primary crusher.

When a truck dumps ore at the crusher, the entire load slides over a pair of lower side doors, each lined with a 1/2 in. (13 mm) Brinell 500 wear plate. Severe sliding abrasion results in the Brinell 500 wear plates requiring replacement every 6 months.

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