We have been exploring and testing in the pipe relining industry. So far we have two products geared directly for this industry.
Crocodile Composite's Traction Kit is designed to include everything you need to coat your own crawler wheels with Die Hard 2 shards.
The many advantages of this kit include: introducing wear resistant and chemical resistant traction for your crawler wheels, a low cost solution to buying new wheels. With this kit you are able to bring life back to old, worn out wheels. In under 30 minutes this do it yourself kit with step by step instructions is the key to running an efficient and affordable crawler.
Each kit can coat a surface area of 36 square inches, two full sets (8 wheels total) of 3" wheels. Available for purchase in our online store.
WATCH OUR LATERAL REINSTATEMENT CUTTER IN ACTION ->
The second product is our Die Hard 2 Pucks. This product is applied with oxy-actylene and silver solder rod. It can be applied to any tool used for cutting. From roots, calcium deposits, liners, concrete and rebar. Adding Die Hard 2 to any tool will increase not only the longevity of the tool but also significantly reduce the cutting time due to its enhanced cutting structure.
Below are examples of products we have applied Die Hard 2 to directly related to this industry.
The crawler/ tractor wheel on the left has Die Hard 2 pucks silver soldered on to increase longevity, wear resistance and add traction. The crawler wheel on the right has been coated by the Traction Kit. The two part epoxy in this kit is both wear and chemical resistant.
A frequently asked question is which process is better to coat the crawler wheels?
The answer is to silver solder the Die Hard 2 pucks on because the silver rod has a tensile strength of 100,000. This is the longest lasting process to apply to new crawler wheels. For those who don't have access to a oxy-acetylene torch or have brazing abilities, the Traction Kit is a economically friendly and an easier to apply choice.
Below the crawler wheels are three of our versions of lateral reinstatement cutters. You can apply Die Hard 2 pucks to your own used/ worn out reinstatement cutters via oxy-acetylene and silver solder.
We do not recommend applying the two part epoxy Traction Kit to lateral reinstatement cutters or any cutting tool as the RPM causes too much vibration and we are unsure of the effects that will have on the epoxies wear resistance.