Hard-facing is commonly used to prolong the life of earth-moving equipment as well as being used to repair equipment components. By applying a harder material on top of the parent metal, it extends the life of the component which in turn saves maintenance costs and downtime. The hard-facing process also provides a means to help metals avoid corrosion and rusting, as well as deterioration through wear and tear.
Industries using the hard-facing process include, but are not limited to farming, construction, manufacturing, agriculture and earth-moving.
Drilling tips, No. A74 points, ultra wings, wombat points, post hole digger tips, dart sweeps, feed mixer knives (pictured above), power blades and ripper boots are just an example of equipment that is subjected to the hard-facing process.