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Dealing With Heavy Equipment Damage And Repairs That Require Welding

by Ella Curtis

When you rely on heavy equipment to get a job done, sometimes parts break. When this happens, replacing them is the easiest solution to solve the problem. Sometimes, the parts may not be easy to replace, and other repairs are required. Often, heavy equipment welding is needed to get machinery running again to complete a job. The following heavy equipment welding can keep your machinery running when you need it.

Precision Cutting to Remove Damaged Parts

There is probably going to be some cutting that needs to be done to remove the damaged heavy equipment parts. This is a process that will require precision cutting. Some considerations when cutting out the damage include:

  • Clean the damaged part to identify where cutting is needed
  • Remove any oxidation and pitting by sanding the metal
  • Mark the metal where the part needs to be cut out  

The machinery will be ready for repairs after the damaged materials have been removed. The areas where cutting has been done may need to be cleaned up before the new parts can be welded in place.

Heavy-Duty Steel Fabrication of the New Parts

You may need to have the new parts for your equipment custom fabricated. This gives you some advantages because the fabrication can allow you to improve parts for your needs. Some of the options to consider for custom fabricated heavy equipment parts include:

  • Using different alloys or custom metals
  • Designing modifications for specific equipment needs
  • Adding reinforce plates to prevent future damage

The welding service can help with modifications that you may want to have done to parts for a job's specific needs.

Preparing the Surfaces to Weld Newly Fabricated Parts

The surfaces where welding needs to be done have to be clean before the repairs can be completed. The steps to clean the metal to prepare for the installation of new parts include:

  • Inspect the cuts to make sure the new part fits perfectly
  • Clean up any rust and pitting in the metal
  • Tack the part in place to see if adjustments are needed

The welding of the new parts may take time because it needs to be precise. The welds will also need to be inspected for flaws and cracks before the repairs are completed.

Welding the Parts and Applying a Protective Coating

The final step in the process is to weld the part of your heavy equipment. After a part has been welded, it may also need to be coated with special protective paint. This is something that you may want to do occasionally as part of routine maintenance. Keeping your machinery clean and painted with protective coatings will help prevent wear and damage.

The issues with damage to your heavy equipment can cost you money. Therefore, you want to call a heavy equipment welder to fix these problems to keep your machinery running.