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Keech develops self sharpening bucket teeth

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article image Keech Australia’s Keesharp bucket tooth gets stronger over time, increasing the lifespan of loader buckets and enhancing productivity

Keech Australia has introduced a new innovation designed to assist construction and mining operators extend the working life of their loader buckets, and boost productivity by reducing costs and downtime.

Keesharp, Keech’s new product innovation is a bucket tooth designed to get sharper with use. According to Keech Australia Marketing Manager Brad Clark, the bucket tooth offers market-leading longevity and also extends the operational life of the bucket. He explains that Keesharp adaptor and bucket tooth systems increase nose strength and integrity, while the specialised design of the tooth profile increases the sharpness of the tooth with use, boosting efficiency.

As it gets sharper over time, Keesharp improves bucket penetration in even the most challenging conditions. Since Keesharp enables easy changeover with a one-pin-fits-all design, productivity is further enhanced with better machine availability and reduced downtime. Keesharp is recommended for applications ranging from underground production and development to open pit mining and digging as well as construction and earthmoving requirements.

Key features and benefits of Keesharp self sharpening bucket teeth include hammerless system designed with a pin on either side of the tooth for a more balanced locking system; tooth and adapter absorbing the force of digging to keep the pins free of pressure for optimum performance; quick and easy replacement of teeth with a single pin size across the range allowing simple and safe tooth changeover; and suitable for machine sizes from 20 to 350 tonnes.

Manufactured in Australia and rigorously tested in accordance with Keech’s stringent quality standards, all Keesharp models have been validated to match the breakout forces of their respective machines.

Given the highly demanding nature of construction and mining work, Keech has designed all their products to withstand the harsh environments. All products go through extensive testing to verify their safety features and ensure reliability even in high impact applications and tough digging conditions.

One of Australia’s most cutting-edge manufacturing businesses, the Bendigo-based Keech has been bringing high quality products to market for more than 80 years and has twice been included in the BRW list of the most innovative companies in the country. 

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