Hammerless GET Installation, Positive Tip Retention

Caterpillar says its LM series ground-engaging tools (GET) are designed specifically to promote safety, productivity and reduced costs on sites operating large mining machines such as shovels, hydraulic excavators and draglines. The new hammerless GET system features the Caterpillar CapSure tip-retention design, which allows tip installation and removal by using only a 3/4-in. (19-mm) ratchet. CapSure makes the pin and retainer integral with the tip. The service technician need only turn the side-mounted locking system 180°, exerting minimal force (100 lb-ft/136 N·m), to activate the CapSure system. Positioning access to the locking system on the side of the tip reduces wear and results in easier, faster tip replacement. To further enhance the safety and simplicity of replacing LM Series GET, two lifting eyes on top of the tip assembly allow the technician to easily attach a small sling for use with a service crane. And once installed, the new tips, constructed of DH3 alloy, are designed to outlast tips constructed of other materials.


As featured in Womp 09 Vol 03 - www.womp-int.com