Kenco manufactures longer wearlife tungsten carbide impregnated Bolt-on and Weld-on Cutting Edges for all front end loader buckets. Bolt-on cutting edges are available in both single edge and double edge configurations. Weld-on Cutting Edges are single edge style only.
Many popular cutting edges are in stock, ready for direct OEM replacement on machines including Caterpillar, Deere, Kawasaki, Komatsu, and VME.
Kenco can provide custom tungsten carbide patterns to meet special wear conditions for any cutting edge. Product literature (PDF).
In certain applications half arrow style cutting edges have proven to be cost effective in fighting wear. They offer extra protection of the bucket base edge, as material is beveled over the leading edge.
Kenco Half Arrow edges are fabricated using quality steel plate. All other manufacturers' half arrow edges are cast, thus subject to inconsistent quality, fit problems, lack of availability, and long lead times. Kenco Half Arrow edges are fabricated from quality steel plate and tungsten carbide impregnated for maximum wearlife. They are available with the same fast lead time as conventional Kenco cutting edges.
Because bucket wear is usually most severe in the corners, Kenco recommends single edge center blades, and double edge end blades. Frequently, single edge center blades will wear just about the same length of time as double edge end blades, with rotation.
When severe outside corner wear on end blades is a problem, try Kenco Corner Wear Pattern end blades.