Used Equipment In High Demand Across Aggregate Industry

The title of this Portable Plants article is hardly a surprise to anyone in the industry.

Continuing supply chain issues are the leading stories in all types of media and touch every industry. The impact on the availability of both new equipment and repair parts, squeezes everyone almost to the breaking point with the limited options available.


When the parts supply gets tight, some people resort to throwing in whatever looks like wear plate they have laying around. This just compounds the wear problems leading to failure at the worst possible time. Click Here for an earlier article on What Is Not A Wear Plate.

Getting ready for the construction season in the northern states now is going full speed ahead. Trying to find new or used equipment is moving from frustrating to the anxiety stage, when you are committed to delivering product but cannot locate equipment.

When talking to customers more than 20 years ago about better wear resistant steel, one of the frequent reasons for going with ‘inexpensive’ wear plate was: “We plan to trade in this equipment at the end of the season, so it doesn’t make sense to install the longest lasting steel that costs more.”

Then reality smacks you in the face when they were still using the same equipment 3 to 5 years later; having replaced the low-cost wear plate nearly as many times.

Buying Used Equipment involves trusting the dealer to deliver what you have been told you are getting.

A major equipment dealer with offices in multiple Midwest states uses JADCO QT-Plus for their wear plate in the rental crushing plants.

When asked why, they replied they cannot afford the downtime to replace cheaper wear plate between leaving one jobsite to delivering the equipment to the next site.

Looking For Your Best Option When Considering Used Equipment?

Likely your best option is to upgrade the equipment you now have. You already know where the weak points are. By improving those products to get better results, without the major investment of new equipment can be a Win-Win.

One of your most fool-proof investment upgrade options, is to install JADCO wear products for the various wear resistant steel applications.

Here are a few of the aggregate industry applications where JADCO can deliver better results for your investment in the correct materials:


 Bucket Liners
 Chute Liners
 Cyclone Liners
 Drag Line Bucket Liners
 Hopper Liners
 Loader Bucket Liners
 Mainframe Liners
 Rock Bin Liners
 Shovel Bucket Liners
 Truck Bed Liners
 Toggle Block For Jaw Crusher

 Apron Feeder Liners
 Blending Tunnel Liners
 Feed Chute Liners
 Feeder Bottom Liners
 Grizzly Bars
 Rock Boxes
 Scoop Feeders
 Surge Bin
 Surge Chute
 Vibrating Feeder Liners

 Ball Mill Liners
 Breaker Bars
 Cheek Plates
 Cone Crushers
 Crusher Hammers
 Crusher Liners
 Crusher Supports
 Cylinder Hammers
 Cylinder Liners
 Drum Bars For Jaw Crusher
 Feed Cones To Crusher
 Fluff Mills
 Frame Liners
 Gyratory Crushers
 Hammer Pins
 Jaw Crushers
 Main frame Liners
 Side Liners

Equipment Applications

 Bucket Bottoms
 Bucket Lips
 Center Shroud
 Chocky Blocks
 Clevis
 Complete Buckets
 Corner Heel Pads
 Cutting Edges

 Dozer Blade Bottoms | Skins | Liners
 Fan Housings
 Flat Bars
 Grinder Plows
 Grizzly Bars
 Grouser Bars
 Heel Pads
 Hitch Plate Extensions
 Hoppers
 Loader Bucket Lips | Edges
 Loader Bucket Skid Pads
 Loader Bucket Wear Strips
 Pear Links
 Racks for Shovels
 Raw Mill Screws
 Screens
 Shaker Decks
 Shovel Bucket Wear Bars
 Tooth Protectors
 Tumbler Rings for Shovels
 Wear Plate – Inside & Outside
 Wedge Bars

Plant Applications

 Chain Beds
 Chain Links – Male & Female
 Chutes
 Counterweight Guards
 Cyclones
 Drag Line Bucket Liners
 Elevator Flights & Buckets
 Grizzly Bars
 Impact Areas
 Low Flow Drag Flight
 Punch Plate Screens
 Sizing Discharge Lips
 Sizing Screens
 Sizing Side Plates
 Target Plates
 Transfer Points
 Vibratory Feeder Bottoms
 Wash Box Bottoms
 Wear Bars
 Wear Parts for Wash Boxes
 Wear Pipe

Where Would You Like To Get longer Life?

How Can We Assist?

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 steel, demands you accurately control the alloying chemistry with precise heat treating.

Then 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.

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

Now you can 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