Wear Patch

​​​​​​​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 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).

Features and Benefits:

  • Installs easily with MIG wire or common electrodes
  • Effectively protects bucket sides and lips from abrasive wear
  • Flat pieces cover bucket sides, curved pieces the edges
  • Lasts up to 10 times longer than hardfacing
  • Much less welding; eliminates heat stress and warping
  • Can be torch cut to fit irregular shapes
  • Hardness in excess of 60 Rockwell "C" (600 Brinell)
Wearlife Parts - Installed Wear PatchWearlife Parts - Installed Wear Patch


How does Wear Patch eliminate heat stress that is frequently caused by hardfacing?
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).