Excavator Cylinder Protection (Chromeguard)

Excavator Cylinder Protection (Chromeguard)

What is ChromeGuard?

ChromeGuard is an advanced protection system designed to protect the bucket cylinders of mining excavators from rock damage and accidental damage risks associated with ground engagement mining. Built with polyethylene, it can be customised to fit any size of cylinders on any excavator.

Why ChromeGuard?

Unlike other protection systems made with materials like steel that bend after an impact, ChromeGuard is built with polyethylene that flexes back to shape after an impact. There is no metal between the head of the cylinder and the barrel end where the impact occurs the most. So whatever hits it, ChromeGuard absorbs the impact and springs back into shape.

Apart from providing our clients with an exceptional product that can be adapted to suit any machine, we offer 24x7 service, delivery, and assistance. It's not only the product but also our dedication to serve our clients at all times that makes us one of the trusted partners in the mining sector.


When your equipment escapes external damage and continues to perform all year round, you not only save a substantial amount but also avoid delays and downtime in your everyday operations.


Crippled equipment not only cost production losses but also hinders regular operational maintenance. ChromeGuard greatly reduces breakdowns associated with accident damage and allows you to focus on preventive and scheduled maintenance.


With ChromeGuard fitted, you won't have to worry about damage to the cylinders on your machines, the high-risk task of changing out cylinders regularly, oil contamination associated with cylinder damage and the logistical challenge of having replacement cylinders all the time.


With our stocks of critical replacement parts, we offer "same day shipment". The ChromeGuard system is designed so replacement parts can be changed out quickly if damaged.

The Damage That Would Be Infliced Without ChromeGuard

Hard rock mining puts extreme pressure on the dig machines, with a drive to extract as many tones as possible of roughly blasted stone. It is almost impossible for operators to not incur damage. When damage is incurred there is an evergrowing production loss associated with the machine’s not producing.

Failure to use protection systems like ChromeGuard results in huge losses in production and significantly increased maintenance costs. On one mine site with 13 primary dig machines, it was calculated that around 1.9 million tones of iron ore production per year were lost due to bucket cylinder damage. On top of this, there was close to $1 million costs in replacement parts and labour associated with this issue.

With the average iron ore price at around US$70/tone and an average of $14/tone to produce, having ChromeGuard bucket cylinder protection systems fitted to the dig fleet of a large mining operation could add over US$100 million to the bottom line.

Contact Us

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