Rough Rides – Heavy Equipment Scrapers
May 10, 2013 Leave a comment
Heavy Equipment Scrapers are extremely rough rides. Scrapers will expose the operator in a scraper seat to excessive levels of whole body vibration that may lead to injury or illness. This also takes a toll on the scraper seat and often times requires various parts to be replaced over the years.
Scraper operators are exposed to higher than recommended levels of vibration and therefore a properly operating scraper seat is of outmost importance. Scraper seats tend to be one of the more expensive heavy equipment seat to replace and also get parts for. Seats that are built specifically for a heavy equipment scraper should be extremely robust. Resist the urge to cut cost by putting a seat that is not designed to be a scraper seat as cost in the long run will be exceeded due to the shortened life of an inferior seat. The scraper operator ride comfort will suffer as well with a seat not designed to handle the excessive vibration on a normal scraper run.
If opting for a scraper seat other then OEM, the size of the shock is an easy way to tell if you are purchasing a seat built for the task. Verify the shock in the seat is at least 1.5″ in diameter or larger as a smaller shock will fail much more rapidly leading to other issues in the seat and ride. In addition the components in a scraper seat will be much more heavy duty.
Scraper seats are sometimes offset or swivel and come with in a variety of heights depending on the model Scraper. Be sure to get the right seat for your scraper by contacting an application specialist at IndustrialSeats.com. e sometimes offset or swivel and come with in a variety of heights depending on the model Scraper.
Caterpillar scraper seats as well as Terex scraper seats and John Deere scraper seats are availble that are direct bolt in replacements. Replacement parts for these scraper seats from IndustrialSeats.com are also available.