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Bradken Ground Engaging Tools - DefenderTM

Bradken® has an extensive wealth of knowledge and skills in the manufacture and distribution of a comprehensive range of Ground Engaging Tools and Mining Buckets. With more than 55 years of experience in the earthmoving field, Bradken uses its extensive network of regional offices and skilled technical sales representatives to provide unparalleled service and support to the Australian mining industry.

Bradken’s Defender™ is designed to meet the world’s toughest digging conditions.

The Defender shroud system is designed to fit a wide array of mining excavator, face shovel, front end loader and construction machines using plate and cast lips. Defender can be utilised on plate lip sizes from 40mm to 160mm (1.6inch to 6.3inch) and wing sizes ranging from 40mm to 140mm (1.6inch to 5.5inch).

Bradken Defender shrouds retrofit with existing "T" profile bosses on competitor’s products.

Bradken cast lip shrouds also have wear indicators integrally cast to help reduce unscheduled downtime by identifying when shroud change-out is needed.

Defender plate lip shroud ground engaging tools
Defender wing shroud ground engaging tools


Features & Benefits

Features Advantages Benefits
Easy installation No large hammers/welding
required (after initial boss fitment)
Easy change-out
Less downtime
Increased production
Compatible with ‘T’ profile competitor’s bosses   Easy installation Reduced changeout costs
optimised shroud design Increased lip protection Less lip maintenance
Less machine downtime
Increased production
Bradken superior alloys Superior wear resistance and strength properties   Improved wear life
Reduced downtime costs