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Agriculture

agriculture plastics

McNeall Plastics has served the farming industry for nearly three decades. AustLon® is a versatile and wear resistant engineering plastic that farmers, designers of agricultural equipment, maintenance fitters and purchasing officers have been using to improve productivity, solve problems and produce a safer work environment.

For example, AustLon® C100 Oil Filled products have provided significant service life improvements over traditional bronze and brass bushing materials. AustLon® has very different wear characteristics to that of metal bushings, meaning extended life is achieved even through tough dusty conditions. AustLon® copes with the repeated hammering of rough land conditions where unexpected impact loads, due ground timber and stone, can place extreme loads on equipment. Being oil filled, AustLon® can extend times between lubrication. Exceptional wear properties and availability in almost any shape and size make AustLon® an engineering material worthy of consideration.

AustLon® bushes are lighter, leading to reduced fuel costs, reduced courier delivery charges and ease of installation. Fitters prefer AustLon® bushes as replacement of metal bushes as they press easier.  Also where two bushes requiring line alignment are involved, AustLon® is easier to work with, thus reducing time. There is rarely any seizing between an AustLon® bush and the housing so there is no need for anti-seize compounds. Machining times for AustLon® bushes over that of brass or bronze are significantly reduced. This means you are back on the road or land quicker.  AustLon® is also available in several grades and types. We understand that each application needs to be examined and solutions found that address as many areas of concern as possible.