ConExpo-Con/Agg - Excavator and Dozer Applications


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.


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

Excavator applications:

o Bucket Bottoms
o Bucket Liners
o Bucket Lips
o Corner Pads
o Cutting Edges
o HardGuard Edge Protectors
o Heel Pads
o Wear Bars
o Wear Plates – Inside & Outside


After only 9 months of working in Frack Sand, notice the wear on this AR400 bucket bottom. Notice all the waves where the thin hardened surface has already worn through.

There is NO industry standard for AR400.

Don’t take our word for how our QT Plus ® excavator replacement bottoms and liners fit.

Here is what one Wisconsin customer said about his experience with a JADCO excavator bucket liner:


Keep in mind this was a customer I sold to for 5 years with a previous steel company. He expected the same results as before.

This clearly shows JADCO delivers the best craftsmanship in the wear plate industry.

Why not experience the JADCO difference for yourself?


Corner Safe

Learn how CornerSafe provides superior outside radius protection for your excavator, loader, and shovel buckets and will last in even the most challenging applications/conditions. Request our CornerSafe brochure, where we share all of the information you will need to understand how to put CornerSafe to work for you.

With CornerSafe you can expect:
• Superior Outside Radius Protection
• Over 300 Brinell Hardness


It is essential to protect your bucket uprights from wear due to the heavy abrasion wear from digging into the piles.


To prevent premature wear, JADCO offers HardGuard, our high chrome cast white iron wear blocks.

These have been induction brazed onto mild steel backing plates for easy welding into place.


The items highlighted in red are in stock, ready for shipping to you promptly.


Protecting the cutting edge bolts in extreme abrasion areas, HardGuard is offered in ‘donuts’ to protect the cutting edge bolts.


Protecting the cutting edge bolts in extreme abrasion areas, HardGuard is offered in ‘donuts’ to protect the cutting edge bolts.


You can weld these HardGuard wear bars on with your standard welding rods, due to the mild steel backing plates.

Bulldozer Wear Plate Applications:

o Blade Liners
o Cutting Edges
o Heel Pads
o Pusher Arm Protector Plates
o Wear Bars
o Wear Plates


This D10N CAT dozer was installed in 2007 in one of Michigan’s biggest limestone quarries, and is used daily.

Here is the same dozer blade after 11 seasons of continuous use.


Does your wear resistant steel last this long without repairs, touch ups or replacement?

Does your dozer blade look like this?


If your dozer blade looks like this, contact JADCO at once.

This is a perfect example of the ‘Patch & Pray’ maintenance method.

You throw a patch of whatever steel is laying around, then pray it lasts until the end of the season.

Friday we will review Asphalt and Concrete wear applications.

On Saturday for the last day of 2020 ConExpo-Con/Agg, we will look at Haul Truck applications.

Over 130,000 attendees are expected for the largest construction trade show in North America this week.

At JADCO we are always focused on your best interests.

There is no mystery when you focus exclusively on delivering consistent, longer life for our customers over the last 40 years.

Now you understand why JADCO’s is able to deliver greater performance in your applications than what you have been using previously.

Allow us to help you by calling (724) 452-5252, or email today. We will schedule a meeting with one of our local wear plate specialists at a time that best fits your schedule requirements.

Remember, the only thing you have to lose by not working with JADCO, are your profits.

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PS: In Case You Missed It:

Click here for the ConExpo-Co/Agg preview from Monday.

Click here for Tuesday’s feature on Loaders.

Click here for Wednesday's feature on Crushers, Screens & Wash Plant applications.