Single-Pass Bore Restoration

September 28, 2010

Climax line-boring machineIn the interest of saving downtime for its customers when restoring pin bores in the pivots of construction machines, Peterson Tractor Co. of Redding, Calif., began using a line-boring machine that interfaces with a bore welder. The bore welder is attached to the boring machine's mounting fixture and, according to the tool's manufacturer, Climax Portable Machine Tools, this configuration ensures proper alignment for both functions. According to Climax, the line-boring machine used, the BB5000, is a compact, flexible unit that installs in about 30 minutes.

"The ability to weld and machine at the same time makes us more competitive in the marketplace," says Jed Gibson, store manager.