1. Reduced cost maintenance
Adoption of the KVX system can result in a reduced total cost per loaded ton and consequently a better total economy.
The reasons are longer lifetimes for teeth, cutting edges, wear plates and front protectors, but also less fuel consumption and less strain on the machine due to better penetration, not to mention logical reductions in unplanned maintenance and GET-related site costs
What is “GET Cost”?
This may, at first, seem to be a strange or simplistic question. Surely “GET cost” is determined by dividing the cost of GET components by how long they lasted (in SMR hours or tons of production)? Well, this is certainly the way in which “GET Cost” has traditionally been determined and compared by the bulk of end users and GET manufacturers.
However, it is highly likely that the “Real” costs which GET selection and use contribute to your operation are far broader and far more significant than a simple consideration of “component cost vs. wear life”. The potential cost savings which can result from considering and addressing the broad ways in which GET effects your overall operation are generally much greater than narrowly comparing the ongoing component cost differences between different brands of GET.
The KVX system’s unique design configuration was developed to target a broad range of site cost considerations, rather than just component cost/hour or component cost/ton like conventional GET. KVX have extensively evaluated where GET can potentially bring the highest cost penalties to high production mining operations, and our holistic design approach targets these broader areas (e.g. downtime, planned and unplanned maintenance, plant damage, lost production, fuel and tyre consumption, cycle time optimisation, etc.).
Many of our customers have found that it may be better to spend a little extra on GET components to realise far more significant gains in these broader areas. Let us help you to take a broader view of your GET related site costs and identify KVX’s unique and unrivalled solutions.
2. Reduced downtime
You can change the lip on a 400 t. excavator in minutes/hours not days/weeks with our unique Hinged Lip system. This increases production big time as down time disappears.
Only a few minutes are needed to turn a 1-bolt tooth or a 2-bolt tooth. Look at our videos to have a better understanding of KVX advantages.
Moreover, when you replace a set of KVX teeth and/or wearplates you are also “renewing” your bucket underside protection system simultaneously, further reducing bucket maintenance costs.
The KVX system offers the possibility to change the GET in various locations without having to move the machine to the workshop. This is especially beneficial in underground or in cold areas where welding is difficult.
3. Increase production
- Reduced cycle time, both due to better penetration, and an obstruction-free lip front for faster dumping without hang-ups. A second saved per cycle can offer production gains which outweigh your entire GET spend!
- Better average fill ratio
- Reduced downtime