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JADCO HardGuard blocks are easy to install, and provide instant wear protection in a wide range of exposed wear locations.

There is no more effective quick fix available.

Chocky blocks are a common term for these high Chrome cast white iron wear blocks. Cost effective and available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes to protect vulnerable areas, when moving material.

With a minimum of 63 HRC, this alloy delivers maximum abrasion protection. The mild steel backing plate bonded onto the high Chrome wear material allows you to easily weld them onto your equipment without the need for specialized welding alloys.


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JADCO Mfg makes replacement bucket bottoms every day. Loader buckets and excavator buckets; we do them all. We measure your bucket so the replacement fits regardless of the abuse it has suffered.

To assure your new bottom fits like it is supposed to; here is a simple method to help take the stress out of installing your new JADCO replacement bucket bottom.

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Now you are ready to install the new QT Plus ® bottom; but where do you start?

Some time may pass before you get to replace the bottom of the bucket. Your bucket was likely still in use or stored outside after measuring for the new steel. The marks from measuring have either worn away in use or the rain has erased them.

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Friday the 13th was unexpectedly the last day of the 2020 ConExpo – Con/Agg Trade Show in Las Vegas, closing a day earlier than planned.

This post covers the Asphalt applications shown on equipment during ConExpo-Con/Agg.

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Asphalt equipment is tough on wear plates. This is why many OEM's use JADCO wear plates to deliver longer life.

This is a perfect example of circumstances beyond your control unexpectedly whacking your business in the back of the head just when things were going swell.


You always try to prepare for interruptions, but no one expected the dramatic actions worldwide; to battle COVID-19 affecting everyone.


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HELD EVERY THREE YEARS, CONEXPO-CON/AGG IS THE PLACE TO BE IF YOU ARE IN THE AGGREGATE, ROCK CRUSHING, CONCRETE, AND ASPHALT INDUSTRIES.

This week of ConExpo-Con/Agg, we will run a daily review of the various types of construction equipment which can/do use JADCO QT Plus and our Chromeweld family of Chrome Carbide Overlay clad plates.

Thursday March 12 we are reviewing Excavators and Bulldozer applications.

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The statue honoring Construction Workers welcomes everyone to ConExpo-Con/Agg.

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HELD EVERY THREE YEARS, CONEXPO-CON/AGG IS THE PLACE TO BE IF YOU ARE IN THE AGGREGATE, ROCK CRUSHING, CONCRETE, AND ASPHALT INDUSTRIES.

This week of ConExpo-Con/Agg, we will run a daily review of the various types of construction equipment which can/do use JADCO QT Plus and our Chromeweld family of Chrome Carbide Overlay clad plates.

Good Morning from Las Vegas!

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Today is Wednesday 3/11/2020 and we are reviewing Crushers, Screens & Wash Plant applications.

Here are some of the areas JADCO can assist you in getting more life for your Crushers, Screens and Wash Plants wear components.

After this list, we will touch on some specific items to deliver longer life in your equipment:

o Chain Beds
o Coun...

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Held every three years, ConExpo-Con/Agg is the place to be if you are in the Aggregate, Rock Crushing, Concrete, and Asphalt Industries.

This week of ConExpo-Con/Agg, we will run a daily review of the various types of construction equipment which can/do use JADCO wear resistant steels. Today we are reviewing loaders.

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JADCO Mfg president Sam Anderson and Rich Fercy standing next to a new Komatsu WA800 loader on display at ConExpo in Las Vegas the day before the start of the show; which runs 3/10/2020 - 3/14/2020.

These applications can utilize our QT Plus ® and our Chromeweld ® family of Chrome Carbide Overlay clad plates.

In 2020, JADCO Mfg celebrates 40 years of providing the finest ...

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Held in Las Vegas every three years, ConExpo-Con/Agg is the place to be if you are in an Aggregate, Rock Crushing, Concrete, or Asphalt Industry.

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JADCO unveiled our new 20’ x 20’ trade show booth at ConExpo-Con/Agg today. In the Bronze hall, booth #B-93403. The show runs Tuesday 3/10/2020 thru Saturday 3/14/2020. Stop in and say hello.

This week from ConExpo-Con/Agg we will run a daily review of the various types of equipment that use JADCO QT Plus and our Chromeweld family of Chrome Carbide Overlay clad plates.

Tuesday we will review Loader applications and the various wear resistant steel applications for various loaders.

Wednesday we will review Crushers, Screens & Wash Plant ap...

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Nearly everyone resists change. Left to our own choices, most people prefer to stay within their comfort zone. Welcome to this week's Wear Plate Wednesday.

Dealing with one unanticipated crisis after another is a major cause of wasted time and money in industry.

The only way to stop operating in firefighter mode and finally get ahead of the game. This means scheduling time to anticipate what could potentially fail before it happens. This will allow you to determine an action plan so everyone knows what they are to do when disaster strikes.

This requires your team to brainstorm and identify potential disasters lurking in your facility.

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This shows the results of a failed bearing on a 16” d...

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Chrome Carbide Wear Plate is normally the best choice for combating Abrasion applications.

Throughout this article we will use the term CCO, which stands for Chrome Carbide Overlay plate.

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CCO is made by machine welding hardfacing on a mild steel base plate.

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From Tuesday March 10 through Saturday, March 14, the North American construction industry will flock to Las Vegas to attend ConExpo-Con/Agg held every three years.

Most will donate during a game of chance in any of the hundreds of casinos. Plenty of hopeful folks have already planned how they will spend their casino winnings.

While the casinos plan to extract as much money from the tourists before they fly back home.

The roulette wheel is a popular draw where you drop your chips, hoping this time you will be a winner.

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I realized this is how many people select their wear resistant steel.

Nearly every company representative attending the show has wear plate applications for their construction, a...

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