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Belzona® Backhoe Swing Arm Repair At Equipment Rental Company



General Industry (GIND)



Mechanical Power Transmission (MPT)


Customer Location:

Heavy Construction Equipment Rental Company


Application Date:

Summer 1985


Application Situation:

Backhoe swing arm



All three swing arm bushings had been destroyed and the metal of the bushing bores was severely worn.



Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)





Application Method:

The application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How Leaflet MPT-8.


Belzona Facts:

Typically, rental units tend to get abused. The previous year, a similar repair was done for this customer on another unit damaged when the machine was being transported on the highway. The swing arm was left up too high and hit an overpass at 55 mph. Despite numerous repairs over the years, the swing arm bushing fits have never had to be redone as of January, 1994. About $30 of Belzona® 1111 Super Metal was used by one man in 1/2 hour to do this fix. A conventional repair was quoted at $7,500.


Photographs Description

  1. Preparation in progress 
  2. Bushings installed
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