Excavators are essential in the construction industry, and sprockets are crucial components of these machines.
They work with the tracks and chains to ensure the excavator can move efficiently and safely.
However, not all sprockets are created equal. While it may be tempting to opt for a cheaper sprocket, it’s important to understand the long-term costs associated with doing so.
This article will explore why cheap excavator sprockets will ultimately cost you more in the long run.
One of the primary reasons cheap excavator sprockets will cost you in the long term is the low-quality materials used in their construction.
Manufacturers of cheap sprockets often cut corners using subpar materials, such as low-grade steel or cast iron. These materials are prone to wear and tear, which can cause the sprocket to fail prematurely.
Small cheap sprockets are often produced with recycled materials, leading to inconsistencies in the metal’s composition, causing the sprocket to be weaker in certain areas, and leading to increased wear and tear, which will result in additional costs associated with replacing the sprocket more frequently.
Poor Manufacturing Processes
Another reason cheap excavator sprockets will cost you long-term is the poor manufacturing processes used to create them.
Mass-produced cheap sprockets are made using techniques focused on production speed rather than quality, often leading to inconsistencies in the sprocket’s teeth, shape and dimensions. These inconsistencies can cause the sprocket to wear out unevenly, leading to problems with other components in the excavator’s undercarriage.
As mentioned previously, one of the primary reasons cheap excavator sprockets will cost you in the long term is the increased costs associated with replacing the sprocket and chain more frequently. Cheap sprockets are prone to wear and tear, so they must be replaced more often than higher-quality sprockets, increasing machinery downtime and maintenance costs.
DuraTrack Excavator Sprockets – Performance Guaranteed
While it may be tempting to opt for a cheaper excavator sprocket, it’s essential to consider the long-term costs of doing so. Investing in higher-quality sprockets can ensure your excavator functions correctly and avoid these long-term costs.
Astrak stocks high-quality sprockets to fit excavators, mini excavators, dozers, crushers, screeners and other tracked machinery.
Our DuraTrack and ProTrack excavator sprockets offer exceptional value for money by featuring external tooth profiles that are induction hardened to more than 50RC. Our sprockets are designed and manufactured to OEM specifications and thoroughly tested and inspected to ensure correct fitment and performance.
We can provide sprockets and sprocket segments for machinery from various manufacturers.
Call our team on 0330 555 2000 to place your order today.