What Construction and Heavy Equipment Need From Fasteners

When it comes to manufacturing bulldozers, excavators and any other site preparation equipment, safety, reliability and strength are key points for consideration when sourcing fasteners.

Having been in this industry for 70 years, we know a thing or two about sourcing and supplying fasteners. Specifically, sourcing fasteners to distributors serving the manufacturers and repair network of construction and heavy equipment. In this deadline driven world, downtime costs money. Distributors supplying this industry need to rely on wholesale partners for a readily available supply of high quality, specialized fasteners. This is alongside a service mindset to meet the special needs of this demanding industry.

So, what can you do to ensure you are getting the right parts when you need them?

Construction and other heavy-duty applications require strength and durability, namely, because of the scale and weight of the equipment, which puts a certain level of pressure on fasteners. Sourcing these parts can pose challenges as most wholesale distributors will stock smaller diameter, high volume, off-the-shelf sized parts.

At Earnest Machine, we specialise in high strength, hard-to-find, imperial fasteners in Grade 5, Grade 8 and proprietary Grade 9 – 170m strengths. What’s more, Earnest carries imperial fasteners in niche size ranges for distributors supplying the manufacture and maintenance of construction and heavy equipment.

Our stocking line of high strength imperial fastener for the construction & heavy equipment industry includes:

  • #3 Head Plow Bolts
  • Domed Scraper Bolts
  • #7 Bucket tooth bolts
  • Track Shoe Bolts & Nuts
  • Hex Cap Screws
  • Hex Nuts
  • Hex Tap Bolts
  • Heavy Hex Nuts
  • Carriage Bolts
  • Jam Nuts
  • Hex Flange Screws
  • Slotted Nuts
  • Flat Head Cap Screws
  • Heavy Slotted Nuts
  • Clips and Clamps
  • All Metal Lock Nuts
  • Hardened Washers
  • Nylon Insert Lock Nuts

To see our full stocking line, download our line card.

Protecting fasteners from the elements

Construction Equipment and Heavy Machinery is under constant exposure to extreme weather conditions, such as rain, snow and salt. Corrosion is the greatest enemy to fasteners. With this in mind, it’s important to work with a wholesale supplier that knows which specialty plating or coating can help protect fasteners from extreme weather exposure. Earnest Machine has published a Plating and Coating eBook that helps distributors understand and identify the applications for specific plating or coatings.

Specialty parts should always be available

The complex and highly technical nature of construction and heavy equipment means that there are often specialty parts designed into equipment specifications. This means that ‘off the shelf’ or standard items don’t always fit the mould.

In this scenario, you need a supplier that has the resources to find the parts you are having trouble finding. Seek out an industry specialist that can create the product you need based on an engineer’s print specification for a single part. Wholesalers and manufacturers should also be able to source quantities for an entire production run and have resource for specialty materials.

The team at Earnest Machine UK understands the requirements of the Construction and Heavy Equipment market and has the experience and resources to help distributor customers source bespoke parts. Earnest is able to create bespoke fastener solutions and has resources to help distributor customers source bespoke parts. We work directly with design engineers – providing a consultation that delivers the perfect result every time.

Get in touch to enquire about how we can help you with specialist fasteners for your construction and heavy equipment applications.

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