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Belzona® Ram Repair = Big Savings



General Industry (GIND)



Mechanical Power Transmission (MPT)


Customer Location:

Nashville, TN, USA


Application Date:

May 2015


Application Situation:

Hydraulic ram suffering scars in 3 places from being repeatedly struck against the side of a dumpster. Customer was looking for an alternative to replacing the expensive ram.



Damaged ram was allowing hydraulic fluid to leak.



Belzona 1111 (Super Metal)



Chromed Steel


Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet MPT-3. We used a handheld drill and drill press to square the corners and a die grinder and dremel tool to clean up the edges. A propane torch was used to sweat out residual oil both before and after drilling and grinding. Brake cleaner was used for a final cleanup before application.


Belzona Facts:

The alternative was replacement of the $1800 hydraulic ram. The customer used about $40 of Belzona 1111 and a couple of hours of labor for a savings of over $1700.


Photographs Description

  1. Damage to the ram
  2. Cleaning up the edges with a Dremel
  3. Belzona 1111 post application/waiting to cure
  4. Completed application to ram and ready for service
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