MTG has developed a new bucket lip protection system for underground loaders. The company’s LHD Lip System—which it said was field-tested with excellent results—features an ultra-slim design that is claimed to optimize bucket penetration and reliability, increasing machine productivity and operational time.
Designed and manufactured in Europe, the LHD Lip System is fabricated with a new steel alloy, MET73W, that provides optimal bucket protection yet retains the weldability of steel. Other system features include a self-sharpening shroud design that increases wear life, plus installation versatility in any bucket width. The system is currently offered in a standard version with a thickness of 38 mm (1.5 in.), with additional versions that include more wear material and a hammerless fastening system under development.