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Where were you on August 8, 1980?

Do you can remember what you were doing when these major events occurred in 1980:

3. The Pittsburgh Steelers won their record 4th Super Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Click Here for a video recap.

2. The Hockey Miracle On Ice – team USA beat the Russians in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. Click Here for a video recap.

1. JADCO Manufacturing Inc., began August 8, 1980. Rather than revisit JADCO’s history again, Click Here for excerpts from a recent interview with our founder, Jim Davison.

There are more noteworthy events from 1980 at the end of this post to see how many you remember.


Jim Davison was 37 years old when he started JAD...

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Others have already paid for testing, so you can benefit with solutions to solve your current wear steel challenges.

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Growing up with Star Trek and the Star Wars movies, the special effects when they went to Warp Speed were always exciting. Quora.com

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At times you have experienced the “chemistry” between interacting people, are not compatible.

The same is often true when welding wear resistant steel.

Look closely at where and how the cracks occur, to tell what caused the crack.

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When the crack runs down the center of the weld, it is a sign of dissimilar steels. This crack tells you the chemistry of the weld isn’t compatible with the base steel.

Many common welding products do not work well with wear resistant steel.

Deciding what caused your weld to crack on wear resistant steel can often be easily determined when you know what the cracks are telling you.

This is most often caused by welding dissimilar steels or due to a di...

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Pushing tons of highly abrasive rock and sand every day is the only reason bulldozers exist. High stress grinding abrasion wears on your equipment every second they are moving.

Is your unit overdue for a much needed upgrade?

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This is before photo of a dozer blade showing patches and cracks where the steel has worn through. The rusty cracks are due to a press brake operator trying to form it quickly so it becomes a series of flat sections, rather than a smooth curve.

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On Saturday, July 4, 2020; this great country will be 244 years old.

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Happy Birthday America!

While the current pandemic and political climate dominates most of today’s headlines, America is still the land of opportunity. Growing up in this country meant you could choose to become anything you wanted to be. You have more opportunities to select where you want to work; where you live and what you choose to do, or not to do.

Our history has been thoroughly documented; so I was surprised to find 10 things I didn’t know about the Fourth of July. Perhaps you will find these interesting as well.

1. The Declaration of Independence was not signed on July 4th. That's the day the document was...

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If you utilize screens for processing coal, wood or recycling building materials; your screens endure constant abuse.

That is their only job.

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Most OEM screens are made from AR400 material, which is not the same hardness throughout the thickness of the steel as we have covered previously.

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In this weeks Wear Plate Wednesday, we review a customer’s request to combine our two leading wear plate products to deliver world class performance in a granite crushing operation.

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A large granite quarry in the Northeast US averages 2 to 3 million tons of granite per year.

Using OEM cheek plates of Manganese or AR400 required changing these plates 3 to 4 times per year. A combination of Chromeweld ® 600 with a QT Plus ® backup plate, lasted the entire season.

For any set of cheek plates to last an entire crushing season, the cheek plates needed to last 3 to 4 times longer than the OEM typical Manganese or AR400 repair parts.

“Most other aggregate companies use Manganese,...

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New road milling drums are expensive to purchase and maintain. Most companies focus on bit life, and ignore a simple step to prevent excessive wear on the bit holders and stand offs.

Protecting the tool bit holders or pockets, is the first step in proper maintenance and up keep of your milling drums.

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Many road milling drums like the photo above have stand offs positioning the bits at the proper diameter. The holders and standoffs see tremendous wear from continual impact and abrasion from the chips scraped off of the pavement. The drum pictured is protected from most of the wear by the JADCO HARDGUARD blocks welded in place.

Damaged stand offs and bit holders are very labor intensive to repl...

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A major North American mine had been using two different competitor’s Chrome Carbide Overlay (CCO) plates for the side liners of their hydraulic shovel bucket.

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JADCO FLEXWEAR™ is created by suspending fine tungsten carbide particles in a powdered nickel matrix.

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‘W’ is the atomic symbol for Tungsten, the hardest natural material after diamonds. Wc stands for Tungsten Carbide.

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