Pilbara, Western Australia
Make & Model
Hitachi EX3600 Back Hoe
A prominent Western Australian Iron Ore miner needed to find a way to reduce the costs associated with bucket maintenance downtime when fitted to their EX3600 Back Hoe.
Following a review of site conditions, CR supplied a RazerEdge cast lip. The cast lip removes the requirement for weld-on adapters, as such removing the primary cause of GET downtime. The cast lip further delivers productivity benefits through plane alignment and weight reduction
During the trial period, the lip logged 6,400 operating hours with no maintenance requirements or downtime. This allowed the site to forecast a $110,000 saving annually on preventative and reactive maintenance.
Further to the maintenance costs savings, the customer found that using specifically designed GET and taking advantage of the reusable Wedgelocks™ resulted in a 20% reduction in GET costs.
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