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Weartech SHS: Performance of Steel Without the Weight

Weartech® SHS™ Coating on Aluminum Chutes
Provides Performance of Steel Without the Weight

PROBLEM: ABRASION, EROSION AND ERGONOMIC RISK
Four-foot steel extension chutes widely used on ready mix concrete trucks weigh approximately 50 lb. (22.7 kg). Drivers risk injury on the job from lifting the heavy steel chutes, resulting in a risk of profit loss and additional insurance costs for truck owners.

Aluminum extension chutes weighing approximately 30 lb. (13.6 kg) are an alternative that can reduce driver injury risks. However, aluminum chutes wear faster than heavier steel chutes and require frequent replacement.

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