Blade Forging and Hard Facing

 

Blade forging is a process consisting of heating and pounding the blade metal to form a new cutting edge. The process improves the molecular structure of the metal and draws the metal out to form an edge that is better than the original factory edge. The only other method of forming a new edge is by grinding which reduces blade life because it removes metal. Forging does not remove metal but reshapes the existing metal.

The hard facing process is a gas welding process in which tungsten carbide is applied to the blade surface. The tungsten carbide is applied to the underside of the cutting edge. All blades wear more from underneath, causing the cutting edge to round off. Applying hard tungsten carbide to that area greatly extends the edge life of blades and reduces down time and labor costs required to maintain good cutting performance.

 

Benefits of Sharp Blades

  1. Sharp blades save money by minimizing horsepower requirements.
  2. Sharp blades save money by reducing fuel consumption.
  3. Sharp blades save money by extending universal joint life.
  4. Sharp blades save money by reducing gearbox wear.
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