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Add-On Tips Help Sweeps Wear Longer
"Usually the tip rounds off first so the sweep quits working effectively even though the wings and rest of it are still in good shape. With our new weld-on Tufinetal II attachment, the tip will last just as long as the wings," says Mike Justice, sales manager for Pacific Alloy Castings, Southgate, Cal.
Tufmetal is the same substance used to make Shin Guard strips for ripper shanks reported on in FARM SHOW Vol. 11, No. 2, 1987. It's a chrome iron that withstands wear and is commonly used on equipment in mining, and sand and gravel industries. Its wear life is up to 15 times greater than that of conventional tillage steel and 5 times greater than the wear life of hard faced tools, Justice points out.
The pointed add-on tip welds to the original sweep. It can be attached when the sweep's new, or after it's worn down. Tip thickness ranges from 3/8-in. at the front to ?-in at the back.
Tips for a 12-in. or bigger sweeps sell for $5 each, and those for 7 to 11-in. sweeps sell for $4.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Pacific Alloy Castings, Inc., Mike Justice, 5900 E. Firestone Blvd, Southgate, Cal. 90280-3797

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #4