Forming Bulldozer Blade Liners So They Fit

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?


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.

Here is the same dozer blade with a JADCO QT Plus ® liner installed after all the patches were removed.


Notice the plug welds in the center of the liner. Plug welds are always welded before the outside edges. Best practice is to install the plug welds a maximum of 18” apart between the edges or between plug welds.

Observe the smooth, even curve of the liner produced by our forming equipment and operators.

The customer reports, “The dozer skin curve was right on.”


With two 1,000 ton press brakes and talented operators covering two shifts, our production is focused on getting our customers the best fitting, longest lasting formed material; as rapidly as possible.


Here is a formed wear part for the hinge area on a mining dipper shovel. The ridge you see on each formed piece is a steel template of the required profile for this item. This is how we verify your formed wear plate will fit as intended.

Never expect your neighborhood fabricator will be able to form JADCO QT Plus ®.

Our exclusive chemistry and precise heat treating process gives you a wear plate with the same hardness all the way through the thickness of the steel. Click Here for more info on why QT Plus ® is so different than other commodity wear plates on the market.


To explain this statement; imagine your local fabrication shop can bend 1.5” thick mild steel plate. That thickness is beyond consideration for most fabrication shops.

But if they could; their equipment would still only be able to form 3/8” thick QT Plus®!

It is designed to resist wear and will put up a fight when forming. This is why we

Now you can start to understand why it lasts so much longer than conventional AR400 style wear plate in your current wear applications.

If your crew is tough on equipment, JADCO QT Plus ® may be the only wear steel to keep them from completely destroying it on a daily basis.

JADCO’s QT Plus ® delivers greater wear performance IN YOUR APPLICATIONS than the AR400 steel you have previously used.

Having the ability to create wear resistant steel having the same hardness through the thickness of the steel requires precise chemistry control and careful heat treating.

Why Doesn’t Everyone Make Their Steel Last As Long As JADCO QT Plus ®?

Our attention to detail at the steel mill in Pennsylvania is actually available to any steel distributor. Yet most steel wear plate distributors choose to cut corners with the goal of a lower price. They do not care how long it lasts in your equipment. They are happy to sell you more in a few months.

For the last 40 years we have focused exclusively on delivering consistent, longer life for our customers.
Now you understand why JADCO QT Plus ® is an industry leader in providing true wear solutions, compared to you having to constantly replace AR400, AR450 or AR500.

Allow us to help you today by calling (724) 452-5252, or email

We will schedule a meeting with one of our local wear plate specialists at a time that best fits your schedule.

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

When your AR wear plate gives out, give JADCO a shout!