Bradken’s Penetrator cast lip line has achieved a combined one million (1,000,000) warranty-free, in-service hours on the more than 100 castings manufactured to date at our Atchison and Tacoma foundries, delivering on our promise to provide customers with a quality cast lip product capable of reducing downtime and increasing productivity.
Executive General Manager for Bradken’s Mobile Plant business, Brad Ward said this milestone was a testament to the skill and reliability of our people who continue to produce these quality castings which are a critical component of our customer’s Ground Engaging Tool (GET) systems.
“Our customers rely on these parts every day and of the 112 lips we’ve made to date all continue to exceed performance expectations,” Brad said.
“Often, buyers prioritise the points/tips when they evaluate a GET system.
“But a good GET system with a poor lip design can result in a lot of downtime, lost production and lost revenue.
“We’re committed to providing our customers with a great GET system – one that includes a cast lip product they can rely on to perform.”
Driven by continuous improvement, Bradken is currently testing a new, yet to be named, cast lip system that will transcend the Penetrator line for performance and reliability. Keep an eye out for more details on this line soon.