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Keech solution overcomes pivot wear in agricultural machinery

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Pivot wear is a major maintenance issue faced by equipment operators in the mining, agriculture, industrial and rail sectors. The Expander System, distributed through Keech Australia, is a cost effective and long wearing solution to pivot wear in agricultural machinery.

The Expander System is suitable for small and large pivot applications across a wide range of agricultural machinery and equipment. It eliminates the need to weld and line bore worn pivots.

“Replacing traditional pivot systems is a time consuming and costly process,” explained Robert Everett, Keech Marketing Engineer.

“The process often takes days due to the fact that it’s often necessary to weld and line bore the lugs prior to fitting a replacement. Using the Expander System though, the new pivot is installed directly into the worn hole. When the fasteners are tightened, the tension washers press the slotted sleeves up the tapered ends of the pin axle and the sleeve expands to conform to the existing wear pattern.”

In the U.S. the Expander System has been fitted in over 2,500 machinery makes and models.

The Expander System can be retrofitted to virtually any machine with pivots; with its ease of installation is a standout feature. “It can usually be fitted on-site regardless of restrictions, and even in underground mining applications,” said Robert.

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