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Cheaper but better solution for tractors with washers

4 januar 2018
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Tekst: Ekin Calisir

Foto: Hattat

First published in Bolted #2 2017.

CUSTOMER: HATTAT TRAKTÖR
HORSE POWER RANGE: 50–102
LOCATION: CERKEZKOY, TEKIRDAG, TURKEY
NORD-LOCK PRODUCTS: NORD-LOCK WASHERS NL8 AND NL10
PRODUCTS: TRACTORS FOR AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS

A producer of agricultural vehicles for close to 20 years, Turkish company Hattat Traktör knows that, when the going gets tough, it is the durability and reliability of their products that save the day. The company’s customers often deal with rugged terrain for long periods, racing against time to maintain productivity, so their machinery must be able to withstand tough conditions such as handling vibration.

Early in 2017, when Hattat Traktör was testing a new tractor model, they realized that the joints on the air compressor–engine connection bracket were loosening because of vibration. According to the company’s vibration analysis, this problem could have been solved by a costly and time-consuming change in the bracket design, or by replacing the loosening bolts with stronger ones.

At this point, the company’s research and development department started looking for new components for their design. After days of research and evaluation, they found Nord-Lock washers, which had the potential to save them from a more costly solution.

During the tests, Nord-Lock washers proved that they could solve the problem, and this solution was much cheaper than having to change the bracket design. With Nord-Lock washers in place, the vibration caused no more loosening, to the relief of Hattat Traktör customers, who can now rely on their red tractors, even under the harshest conditions.

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