IronDirect is now providing a full range of Berco undercarriage components for the maintenance and overhaul of track systems for bulldozers, excavators, track loaders and other types of construction equipment. Berco is a leading global provider of premium replacement undercarriage components and parts. IronDirect will sell Berco products at great prices, with free shipping on orders of $1,000 and higher, on its e-commerce web site at IronDirect.com.
“Experience tells us that up to half the lifetime cost of tracked machines comes from maintaining and repairing undercarriages,” said IronDirect President Tim Frank. “To extend machine life and control costs, it’s critical that undercarriage components are made to withstand extreme conditions. Berco parts deliver great wear resistance and long life. That keeps money in contractors’ pockets.”
Each year Berco processes 160,000 tons of steel to produce 200,000 track chains, 1 million rollers, 120,000 idlers and 5 million track shoes. Berco invests heavily in research and development to produce heat-treated, hardened and tempered parts that deliver superior performance. It operates a nearly 6 million square foot manufacturing base in Copparo, Italy, and a 700,000 square foot facility in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy.
Berco’s product quality starts with selecting the best steel, then carefully monitoring surface and core hardness during manufacturing. Berco uses hot-forging to produce chain links, rollers and drive wheels. A variety of heat treatment methods are employed for hardening and tempering components like sprockets, rollers and idlers. The manufacturing process is fully automated and computer controlled, using wrist robots, gantry robots, self-learning hydraulic handlers and stacker cranes to ensure efficiency and quality.
The Berco medium range of products are for dozers, crawler loaders and excavators from 7 to 50 tons. More than 11,000 configurations of heavy-duty chains are available, including dry, greased, sealed or lubricated. Shoes are available with single, double or triple grousers. More than 500 configurations of cast, forged or fabricated idlers are available. Berco offers more than 600 configurations of sprockets and segments.
Berco mini undercarriage components and systems are available for mini-excavators, track loaders, horizontal drilling machines, smaller dozers and paving machines. A complete line of undercarriage components for mini-excavators covers machine sizes from 1.5 to 6 ton. Products include traditional steel chains with welded or bolt-on shoes, clamp-on rubber pads, and rubberized shoes.
“Customers can turn to IronDirect for Berco components, whether they operate small track loaders, a fleet of dozers or crawler excavators,” Frank said. “Any brand of machine, any job site conditions, any level of wear — we’ve got the Berco solution.”
Joe Hanneman, Director of Industry Engagement for IronDirect.