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New Shin Guards For Ripper Shanks
"They last up to five times longer than hardfacing, and about 10 times longer than conventional hard steel," says Pacific Alloy Castings, Southgate, Cal., of its new weld-on wear strips for ripper shanks called "Shin Guards."

Made of Tufmetal, a new high chrome iron, the strips are 9 in. long and vary in width from 1 to 2-3/8 in. Each Shin Guard strip is scored horizontally in 1 in. increments. "When installing each strip, you position it, then pound it with a hammer so it bends where scored to conform exactly to the configuration of the shank. You then weld each strip in place," explains Mike Justice, sales manager. He notes that when ordering, you select Shin Guards strips about in. wider than width of the shanks on your particular make and model ripper. The overlap provides a lip on each side to hide the backside weld, explains Justice.

Shin Guard prices vary, depending on width. Suggested retail for the 9 in. strips in the 1? width, for example, is $6 each. Justice notes that long-wearing Tufmetal caps are also available for welding onto ripper shank points. Dealer inquiries welcome.

For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Managing Partner- Pacific Enzymes, Inc.

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