Wimmer NA digs higher productivity with Hardox® wear plate buckets
October 18, 2021 6 min read
Every type of bucket has a lot to gain from upgrading to a better steel. Using premium abrasion-resistant steel makes good business sense. A severe-duty bucket built with steel with a Brinell hardness of 400-500 HBW will last much longer and save the operator money by minimizing downtime for maintenance and repairs.
Another advantage is that a severe-duty bucket adds flexibility to the operator since it’s more of a multitasker than general-duty and heavy-duty buckets. A severe-duty bucket’s capacity may not be optimized to work in softer materials, but the overall versatility for all kinds of abrasive materials often makes it a cost-effective choice.
Wimmer International established its North American presence more than 20 years ago at its operations strategically located in Maine. From there, the company provides buckets and other attachments to the US and Canada through a dealer network. Wimmer NA has been producing buckets with Hardox® wear plate for more than 10 years, mainly using Hardox® 450, which gives approximately 50% longer service life than a 400 HB AR material of the same thickness.