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Wearing Metal - MaxiPart
When we set out to produce the best replacement metal parts on the market we were clear about two things in particular; All MAXIPART branded parts are tried and tested quality products, so you can have absolute confidence that what you’re buying is premium quality.
- That they must be of a quality at least as good as manufacturer’s parts, and
- That any product branded as MAXIPART must go through a full design and test process prior to wearing the MAXIPART (or MXP) stamp. This stamp gives you full confidence that the parts you are fitting to your machinery are from the top wearing metal drawer, and are built to perform in a range of soil types.
The production stages are:
Our customers’ advice is gold dust to us. Whenever we develop a product under the MAXIPART brand, we will always discuss any changes to improve the product’s wear and performance directly with the end-user. You’re the experts, after all!
Using our extensive experience in metal wear characteristics, we then set to designing the product, pulling in the tweaks mentioned in step 1 and always working to improve on the overall design. Lots of brainstorming at this stage.
Our initial design concept is then drawn using state of the art software. We also decide on the hardness that is required, to ensure maximum performance as well as the addition of Tungsten plates and other hard wearing components. Bearing in mind that one part can have a number of different hardness grades within it, this can be a very complicated procedure.
We then receive a sample from the foundry. We check the fitment is perfect, and also assess that the geometry is correct. The part must maximise low draft plus low wear characteristics.
We then test the part’s hardness, and the grade of steel. It is massively important that the product is made of the right material, and has been tempered properly, giving the right degree of hardness and flex, where necessary.
Following sign off of the stages above we get further samples in to trial in the field. We ask a few helpful farmers to wear the product out for us – how has it fared on various soil types?
Once we are entirely happy with the product we commit to placing bulk quantities for stock in readiness for the oncoming season. We do everything to ensure that stock is available throughout the season.
And there’s lots more that goes into parts bearing the MAXIPART name, ensuring that users across the country have confidence that MAXIPART truly is the very best for them.