Kenco Wear Patch provides a highly effective solution to abrasive wear problems on the sides of front end loader buckets. Flat and curved Wear Patch pieces install quickly on bucket sides and lips using Mig wire or common electrodes. Wear Patches are through-hardened to 60-63 Rockwell C for superior wear life. They can easily be cut with a torch to fit irregular shaped areas. Product Literature (PDF). Also, see Wear Patch compared to hardfacing (PDF).
Wear Patch can be applied in less than 10% the time of hardfacing, putting minimal heat into the parent metal. This helps eliminate heat stress and possible damage to steel integrity. Wear Patch compared to hardfacing (PDF).