Providing a Quick Solution to Maintaining Threaded Fastener Joints on Mining Equipment - Segnut & SMS Rentals D10 Dozer Blades

Posted by Konnect Fastening Systems on Oct 1, 2019 3:28:55 PM


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Clients Challenge
SMS Rentals run a fleet of mining equipment operating in a harsh environment. They have a need to regularly change out cutting edges on their dozers due to the abrasiveness and harshness of the application.
The removal of the cutting edge nuts on a Caterpillar D10 Dozer is required to replace the worn cutting edges.

Conventional nut removal methods require the use of a RAD or Impact gun however seized nuts require Oxy-Acetylene cutting. This results in blade change outs taking up to 6-8 hours.

Location: Kalgoorlie, Western Australia KONNECT_WESTAUS_MAP_BA_21082019
Year:  2018
Industry: Mining, Gold
Company: SMS Rentals
Equipment: D10 Dozer


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S9 1-1/4” Segnuts were installed on one of SMS Rentals D10 Dozers. This dozer underwent approx. 300 hours of operation. An external assessment of the productivity and efficiency gains was conducted.
This assessment showed that the Segnuts had an average removal time of 14 seconds, while the standard nut had an average removal time of 69 seconds.

In addition to this, the standard nuts required set-up of equipment totaling approx 40 minutes, without requiring hot works permits. If hot work permits were required, we would expect an additional 40 minutes of set-up time.

Contact Konnect Fastening Systems for further information on how to increase operator safety and reduce nut removal time.


By implementing Segnut into your maintainence schedule you open your team up to the following benefits
  • 100% Elimination of burns, fires & Toxic Fumes
  • No Hot work Permits, No Hot Exclusion Zones 
  • Perform Maintenance in the field
  • 79% Less Exposure to Vibration (HAVS)
  • Reduced Fatigue from Heavy Tools 
  • Reduce Slips, Trips & Falls from Hoses 

Contact Konnect Fastening Systems today & Start Saving Time and Cost on Routine Maintenance


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Topics: Mining Solutions, Industrial, Segnut

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