Increase speed & efficiency of construction equipment repairs by using Expander System for lug wear repairs.

Our pivot pin experts have over 35 years of experience  bringing increased stability and precision to machines and heavy equipment, including excavators, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders and ADTs. 

The Expander System is an easy, cost effective and permanent repair methodthat eliminates  machine vibrations, rattling and  lug wear.  

Expander is a trusted supplier used by repair shops, operators, and global machine manufacturers. Expander is proud to supply solutions to Caterpillar, Komatsu, John Deere, Terex, Hitachi, JCB, Liebherr and Volvo. 

Eliminates wear on pivot lugs

 

What causes lug wear?

Meet Johnny, who talks about lug wear and how lugs with a conventional straight pin are worn due to three reasons. Did you know  Expander can prevent the formation of lug wear?



See how Expander reduces stress in the axle 

Replacing a traditional straight pin with an Expander System pivot pin of the same diameter maximizes safety and minimizes risk of axle breakage. The system’s double sided axial locking makes a stronger machine.
The axle ends are fixed in the lugs by the expanding sleeves and the load case cuts the axle stress in half.


 

“We use Expander System because we know it pays off.”

Aftermarket manager of a large servicing shop for construction machinery
Expander System pivot pin is a direct replacement for existing straight pin.
  • Easy & fast installation/disassembly
  • Expansion possibility of 4 mm
  • No special tools needed

We did not need to machine the lugs. Expander’s pivots fixed the oval shape and we got rid of the vibrations!
Maintenance Manager

All type of workshops benefit from using Expander System

Talk to the pivot pin experts!

More lug wear repair work than you can handle?

The Expander System eliminates wear on pivot pins and cylinder rod ends. The solution is used as a direct replacement for existing straight pins, without re-design or alteration. It is installed straight into the worn lugs, making it a perfect solution for field installation.

The Expander System is an expanding pivot pin that does not require line boring, allowing for more throughput through the workshop. Questions? Email us at expander@nord-lock.com.

From experience we know that pivot wear will occur sooner or later, that’s why we chose the Expander System again. We know that the cost will pay off. 
Large fleet owner 

TIME CONSUMING REPAIRS? EXPANDER IS A PERMANENT FIX TO LUG WEAR!

For many repair shops, machine owners and operators, lug wear is accepted as unavoidable repeating maintenance. But does it need to be?

IT CAN BE CHALLENGING TO MEASURE LUG WEAR ACCURATELY

The perfect solution - order an extra pair of sleeves! 

Unsure if you have lug wear measurements correct before dismounting the original straight pin? We offer repair kits that give a total expansion possibility of 4 mm! 

The Expander System should be part of the bridge standard. The system introduces an entirely new way of thinking; a solution that makes operation safer, maintenance work easier and saves a lot of money! 
Engineering Project Manager 

See how easy and fast it is to make a permanent fix to lug wear on any construction equipment

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