Improve Your Equipment Reliability By Partnering With JADCO

Recently a long time customer called to order some ¼” JADCO QT Plus ® wear plates for the discharge end of his screen plant. There are four plates side by side at the discharge end of the crusher.


You can see where the corners cracked out on the discharge plates of the screen. This caused the OEM plates to become loose, with an increased potential for breaking out completely causing further damage to equipment down the line.

Both the OEM and a competitor’s wear plate would break out at the bolt holes in this application. This leaves the plate flopping around unsecured, creating wear on the machine frame if left for any length of time. The plates had to be replaced just 18 weeks into the crushing season.

What upset him the most was the plates were not worn out, yet they had to be replaced.


Here are the four plates on the discharge end of the screen. You can see how the bolts are too close to the edge of the wear plates.


The customer was unhappy with the design of the discharge plates. Notice the countersunk bolt holes for holding the plate down are very close to the edge of the steel. The center of the bolt was 7/8” from one edge and 1-1/4” from the other edge.

After discussing the application together, we determined the best solution would be to make this in one plate, rather than four. This way it will have greater strength across the entire length, and is less likely to crack.

After re-engineering the one piece design was significantly stronger, with less chance of breaking.

Despite covering the same amount of material it was less expensive by reducing the number of countersunk mounting holes by nearly half. The price to the customer dropped accordingly.

Do You Have Wear Parts That Crack Or Break Before They Wear Out?

How Would Your Equipment Improve By Partnering With JADCO?

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

Being able to create wear resistant steel having the same hardness through the entire thickness of the plate; requires precisely controlled chemistry and careful heat treating.

Why Doesn’t Every Steel Company Make Their Wear Materials Last As Long As JADCO QT Plus ®?

The required attention to detail at the steel mill in Pennsylvania is actually available to anyone.

Yet most steel wear plate distributors choose to limit the proper quantities and percentages of these essential elements for the goal of a lower price.

They are planning to always sell you more of the same underperforming steel in a few months, happily stealing more of your hard earned profits.

For over the last 40 years JADCO has focused exclusively on delivering consistent, longer equipment life for our customers.

Now you understand why we are able to deliver better results to our customers. We think differently by strictly focusing to improve your current results.

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 standard AR wear plate gives out, give JADCO a shout! (724) 452-5252