Heavy Equipment

Durable yet lightweight performance plastics stand up to the toughest jobsite demands

It’s called heavy equipment for a reason. Whether the task is construction, demolition, hauling, drilling, conveying, or cleanup, your machinery and vehicles handle massive loads and (whether figuratively or literally) move the earth to enhance our living and working environments.

Despite their light weight, performance plastics shoulder a great deal of this burden. From the cranes that erect skyscrapers to the equipment that harvests food and resources, materials like UHMW, ABS, HDPE, nylon, and polycarbonate add extraordinary value when used to complement or replace metals, wood, and glass. 

Curbell Plastics supplies a broad range of strong, tough, and durable plastic materials for use in agriculture, building construction, road construction and maintenance, snow and ice removal, towing, drilling, and much more.

Plastics for heavy equipment and conveying applications
Plastic materials for agricultural equipment that harvests food and resources

Our plastic material and part design experts work daily with equipment manufacturers, design and cost engineers, maintenance and repair professionals, and procurement and supply chain managers. We assist with:

Save Time, Keep Costs Down, and Protect Your Assets

Thanks to their durability, light weight, and resistance to impact, wear, heat, chemicals, moisture, and corrosion, plastics improve the performance, efficiency, and longevity of all heavy equipment types. Performance plastics can:

  • Reduce downtime and extend equipment lifetime
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Improve safety and reduce noise 
  • Eliminate or reduce the need for part lubrication
  • Optimize equipment performance in the full range of harsh weather and extreme conditions
  • Take continued punishment and wear to protect more expensive metal heavy equipment parts

The heavy equipment industry uses plastic materials for these and other applications:

  • Bearings and bushings
  • Bumpers
  • Cab interiors, doors, and consoles
  • Chute liners
  • Crane pads, cribbing pads, and outrigger pads
  • Gears
  • Hammer cushion pads 
  • Instrumentation covers
  • Pulleys
  • Roller components
  • Sheaves and pulleys
  • Slide pads
  • Snow plow blades
  • Telescopic boom components
  • Truck and trailer bed linings
  • Wear strips and pads
  • Windows and protective glazing

What heavy machinery parts do you need? We can cut-to-size plastic and supply finished plastic parts or components made using many different materials and manufacturing processes.

Proven Plastic Materials for the Heavy Equipment Industry

Which plastic materials are right for your heavy equipment application? Contact us today.

With access to the latest materials from high-quality manufacturers — and the expertise to assist with selection and troubleshooting — Curbell Plastics can help you with all of your heavy machinery application challenges. Our industry-leading technical support and service will help keep your projects on time, and on budget.

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